auscultate

[aw-skuhl-teyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), auscultated, auscultating. Medicine/Medical.
to examine by auscultation.

Origin:
1860–65; back formation from auscultation

auscultative [aw-skuhl-tey-tiv, aw-skuhl-tuh-] , auscultatory [aw-skuhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
auscultator, noun
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auscultate (ˈɔːskəlˌteɪt)
 
vb
to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
 
auscultator
 
n

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Word Origin & History

auscultate
"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1833 (in auscultator), from L. auscultatus, pp. of auscultare "to listen to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend." Auscultation
"act of listening" is from 1630s; medical sense is from 1833.
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auscultate aus·cul·tate (ô'skəl-tāt') or aus·cult (ô'skəlt)
v. aus·cul·tat·ed or aus·cul·ted, aus·cul·tat·ing or aus·cul·ting, aus·cul·tates or aus·cults
To examine by auscultation.


aus'cul·ta'tive adj.
aus·cul'ta·to'ry (ô-skŭl'tə-tôr'ē) adj.
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Example sentences
Auscultate for breath sounds and sounds over the epigastrium.
His extremities became cold, and blood pressure was sometimes difficult to auscultate.
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