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adhibit

[ad-hib-it] /ædˈhɪb ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take or let in; admit.
2.
to use or apply.
3.
to attach.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin adhibitus brought (past participle of adhibēre to bring to), equivalent to ad- ad- + -hibi- (combining form of habēre to hold, have) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
adhibition
[ad-huh-bish-uh n] /ˌæd həˈbɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for adhibit

adhibit

/ədˈhɪbɪt/
verb (transitive) (rare)
1.
to administer or apply
2.
to affix; attach
Derived Forms
adhibition (ˌædhɪˈbɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin adhibēre to bring on, from ad- to + habēre to have, hold
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