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velate

[ adjective vee-lit, -leyt; verb vee-leyt ]
/ adjective ˈvi lɪt, -leɪt; verb ˈvi leɪt /

adjective

Biology. having a velum.

verb (used with object), ve·lat·ed, ve·lat·ing.

Phonetics. to velarize.

Nearby words

velarium, velarize, velarized, velasco ibarra, velasco ibarra, josé maría, velate, velation, velbert, velcro, veld, velde

Origin of velate

From the New Latin word vēlātus, dating back to 1855–60. See velum, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for velate

velate

/ (ˈviːlɪt, -leɪt) /

adjective

having or covered with velum
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