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

to pelt with stones.
to stone to death.

Origin of lapidate

1615–25; < Latin lapidātus past participle of lapidāre to stone. See lapidary, -ate1
Related formslap·i·da·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lapidated


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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