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oppilate

[ op-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞蓲p 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), op路pi路lat路ed, op路pi路lat路ing.
to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct.
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Origin of oppilate

1540鈥50; <Latin opp墨l膩tus (past participle of opp墨l膩re to stop up), equivalent to op-op- + p墨l- (cf. compile) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM oppilate

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

oppilate
/ (藞蓲p瑟藢le瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of oppilate

oppilation, noun

Word Origin for oppilate

C16: from Latin opp墨l膩re, from ob- against + p墨l膩re to pack closely
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