Definition of bombinate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒmbɪneɪt/


[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.



Example sentences
  • The most sonorous fliers of this order are the larger humble-bees, whose bombination, boom'ing, or bombing, may be heard from a considerable distance.
  • The bombination of a thousand mumbled prayers met them before they actually came upon the dense horde jammed into and spilling out of the grotto mouth.
  • 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.


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

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