Apricate

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apricate
1690s, "to bask in the sun," from L. apricatus, pp. of apricari "to bask in the sun," from apricus "exposed" (to the sun); perhaps contracted from *apericus, from aperire "to open." Trans. sense is recorded from 1851.
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