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bombilate

Line breaks: bom¦bi|late
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒmbɪleɪt/

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Definition of bombilate in English:

verb

[no object] rare
Buzz; hum.

Origin

late 19th century: from medieval Latin bombilare 'to buzz', from Latin bombus 'humming' (see bomb).

Derivatives

bombilation

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noun

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