Definition of bombinate in English:

bombinate

Line breaks: bom¦bin|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒmbɪneɪt
 
/

verb

[no object] literary
Buzz; hum: (as adjective bombinating) her head had become a bombinating vacuum
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from medieval Latin bombinare, bombinat- 'buzz', from Latin bombus 'humming' (see bomb).

Derivatives

bombination

noun
More example sentences
  • The bombination of music travels right through the floors.
  • Flaubert's most damning irony consists in his maintaining that an entire nation of shopkeepers can be reduced to the complacent murmur and bombination of a single voice.
  • Every now and then the air conditioner for next door would stop, then it would continue its endless bombination until the early hours of the morning.

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