[ op-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈɒp əˌleɪt /
verb (used with object), op·pi·lat·ed, op·pi·lat·ing.
to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct.
Origin of oppilate
Related formsop·pi·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oppilate
/ (ˈɒpɪˌleɪt) /
(tr) pathol obsolete to block (the pores, bowels, etc)
Derived Formsoppilation, noun
Word Origin for oppilate
C16: from Latin oppīlāre, from ob- against + pīlāre to pack closely
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