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Meaning of LIBRATE

Pronunciation:  'lIbreyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  vibrate, as of a swing before it comes to a total rest
  2. [v]  determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
 

LIBRATE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: weigh
 
 See Also: heft, measure, oscillate, quantify, vibrate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Li"brate\ (l[imac]"br[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Librated} (l[imac]"br[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Librating}.] [L. libratus, p. p. of librare to balance, to
    make even, fr. libra. Cf. {Level}, {Deliberate},
    {Equilibrium}.]
    To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium;
    hence, to be poised.
    
          Their parts all librate on too nice a beam. --Clifton.
    
    
  2. \Li"brate\, v. t.
    To poise; to balance.
    
    
 

 

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