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auscultate

[aw-skuh l-teyt] /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), auscultated, auscultating. Medicine/Medical
1.
to examine by auscultation.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from auscultation
Related forms
auscultative
[aw-skuh l-tey-tiv, aw-skuhl-tuh-] /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪ tɪv, ɔˈskʌl tə-/ (Show IPA),
auscultatory
[aw-skuhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɔˈskʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
auscultator, noun
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Word Origin and History for auscultated

auscultate

v.

"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare "to listen attentively to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend."

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auscultated in Medicine

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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