Definition of bombinate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbämbəˌnāt/


[no object] literary
Buzz; hum: (as adjective bombinating) her head had become a bombinating vacuum
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  • Our dog has become good with horses; she tucks herself out of the way and lies down and doesn't bombinate around getting underfoot.
  • It would help us to gauge the probability of finding life elsewhere instead of bombinating in a vacuum of data, caught between inevitability and uniqueness.
  • He has bombinated about his career in the Big Leagues twice, in The Umpire Strikes Back and Strike Two.


Late 19th century: from medieval Latin bombinat- 'buzzed', from the verb bombinare, from Latin bombus 'humming' (see bombard).

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Syllabification: bom·bi·nate

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