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vesiculate

[ adjective vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb vuh-sik-yuh-leyt ]
/ adjective vəˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; verb vəˈsɪk yəˌleɪt /
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adjective

characterized by or covered with vesicles.
of the nature of a vesicle.

verb (used with or without object), ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing.

to make or become vesicular.

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Origin of vesiculate

1820–30; <New Latin vēsīculātus, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vesiculate

ve·sic·u·la·tion, nounun·ve·sic·u·lat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vesiculate

vesiculate

verb (vɛˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, lɪt)

to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular

adjective (vɛˈsɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles

Derived forms of vesiculate

vesiculation, noun
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Medical definitions for vesiculate

vesiculate
[ vĕ-sĭkyə-lāt′ ]

v.

To make or become vesicular.

adj.

Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.
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