lapidate

[lap-i-deyt]

verb (used with object), lap·i·dat·ed, lap·i·dat·ing.

to pelt with stones.
to stone to death.

Nearby words

  1. lapel mike,
  2. laperm,
  3. lapful,
  4. lapheld,
  5. lapidary,
  6. lapidation,
  7. lapides,
  8. lapidicolous,
  9. lapidify,
  10. lapillus

Origin of lapidate

1615–25; < Latin lapidātus past participle of lapidāre to stone. See lapidary, -ate1

Related formslap·i·da·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lapidate

lapidate

verb (tr) literary

to pelt with stones
to kill by stoning
Derived Formslapidation, noun

Word Origin for lapidate

C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone

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