lapidate

[ lap-i-deyt ]
/ ˈlæp ɪˌdeɪt /

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

to pelt with stones.
to stone to death.

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Origin of lapidate

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin lapidātus, past participle of lapidāre “to stone”; see origin at lapidary, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM lapidate

lap·i·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidate

lapidate
/ (ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt) /

verb (tr) literary

to pelt with stones
to kill by stoning

Derived forms of lapidate

lapidation, noun

Word Origin for lapidate

C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone
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