See more synonyms for oppilate on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), op·pi·lat·ed, op·pi·lat·ing.
- to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct.
Origin of oppilate
1540–50;Related formsop·pi·la·tion, noun
< Latin oppīlātus
(past participle of oppīlāre
to stop up), equivalent to op- op-
) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for oppilate
Derived Formsoppilation, noun
- (tr) pathol obsolete to block (the pores, bowels, etc)
C16: from Latin oppīlāre, from ob- against + pīlāre to pack closely
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