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verb (used with object), lap·i·dat·ed, lap·i·dat·ing.
  1. to pelt with stones.
  2. to stone to death.
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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 lapidated


verb (tr) literary
  1. to pelt with stones
  2. to kill by stoning
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Derived Formslapidation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone
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