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oppilate

[ op-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈɒp əˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), op·pi·lat·ed, op·pi·lat·ing.

to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct.

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Origin of oppilate

1540–50; <Latin oppīlātus (past participle of oppīlāre to stop up), equivalent to op-op- + pīl- (cf. compile) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM oppilate

op·pi·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oppilate

oppilate
/ (ˈɒpɪˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) pathol obsolete to block (the pores, bowels, etc)

Derived forms of oppilate

oppilation, noun

Word Origin for oppilate

C16: from Latin oppīlāre, from ob- against + pīlāre to pack closely
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