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verminate

Line breaks: ver¦min|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːmɪneɪt
 
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Definition of verminate in English:

verb

[no object] (usually as adjective verminating) archaic
Breed or become infested with vermin: their average beehive hut is a verminating hole
More example sentences
  • In fact, he's done more for verminating our house than an ‘open inspection’ of landlords.
  • He just never was much interested in the ratting and verminating like I was.
  • The rest of the set verminated the fabric of my life.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin verminat- 'full of worms', from the verb verminare, from vermis 'worm'.

Derivatives

vermination

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • An antinomy if the verminations may reenlist to construct stratigraphical angiospermatous.
  • What the philosophy problem should solve primarily is the relationship between parent and its vermination.
  • Novel PF1022 derivatives are useful as a vermicide in the prevention or treatment of vermination.

Words that rhyme with verminate

exterminate, germinate, terminate

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