bombinate

bombinate

[bom-buh-neyt]
verb (used without object), bombinated, bombinating.
to make a humming or buzzing noise.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin bombinātus, past participle of bombināre, apparently coined by Rabelais on basis of Latin bombilāre to hum, buzz < Greek bombyliázein, derivative of bómbos; see bomb

bombination, noun
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bombinate (ˈbɒmbɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
literary (intr) Also (rare): bombilate to make a buzzing noise
 
[C19: from Latin bombināre, variant of bombilāre to buzz]
 
bombi'nation
 
n

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bombinate
"make a buzzing noise," 1816 (bombination), from L. bombinare, corrupted from bombitare "to hum, buzz," from bombus "a deep, hollow sound; hum, buzz," echoic.
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