Definition of pernoctate in English:

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pernoctate

Pronunciation: /ˈpəːnɒkteɪt/
/pəˈnɒkteɪt/

verb

[no object] formal
Pass the night somewhere: she was the first woman to pernoctate as a member of the college

Derivatives

pernoctation

Pronunciation: /pənɒkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin pernoctat- 'spent the night', from the verb pernoctare, from per- 'through' + nox, noct- 'night'.

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