[ lahy-breyt ]
/ ˈlaɪ breɪt /
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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Examples from the Web for librate
In this epicycle he was not supposed to revolve, but to librate, or move up and down in its diameter.The Life of Galileo Galilei, with Illustrations of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy|John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
British Dictionary definitions for librate
/ (ˈlaɪbreɪt) /
to oscillate or waver
to hover or be balanced
Derived Formslibratory (ˈlaɪbrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
Word Origin for librate
C17: back formation from libration
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