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adhibit

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Pronunciation: /ədˈhɪbɪt
 
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Definition of adhibit in English:

verb (adhibits, adhibiting, adhibited)

[with object] formal
Apply or affix (something) to something else: signed by a partner who would either adhibit the firm’s signature or his own
More example sentences
  • The solemn work went on during the forenoon, and again in the afternoon, and was continued in the evening until all the ministers present had adhibited their names.
  • Especially, the time effect is remarkable for it to patch corners of stone material, to adhibit at location to speed up curing.
  • Houses are generally made of three levels: the lowest, adhibited to stable, the middle one used for the everyday living, and the upper where the hay was stored.

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'take in, include'): from Latin adhibit- 'brought in', from the verb adhibere, from ad- 'to' + habere 'hold, have'.

Derivatives

adhibition

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Pronunciation: /adhɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • For the special base, if the strengthening adhibition is needed or the sealing material should dip into water, please spread primer first.
  • The main aim of our firm is to centre upon the needs and objectives of our clients in the effort of improving the cash-flow, through the adhibition of our flow collection services.

Words that rhyme with adhibit

exhibit, gibbet, inhibit, prohibit

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