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librate

[ lahy-breyt ]
/ ˈlaɪ breɪt /
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verb (used without object), li·brat·ed, li·brat·ing.
to oscillate or move from side to side or between two points.
to remain poised or balanced.
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Origin of librate

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin lībrātus, past participle of lībrāre “to balance, make level, bring to equilibrium”; see Libra, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for librate

librate
/ (ˈlaɪbreɪt) /

verb (intr)
to oscillate or waver
to hover or be balanced

Derived forms of librate

libratory (ˈlaɪbrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for librate

C17: back formation from libration
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