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cerebrate

[ser-uh-breyt] /ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), cerebrated, cerebrating.
1.
to use the mind; think or think about.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation
Related forms
cerebration, noun
cerebrational, adjective
Can be confused
celebrate, celibate, cerebrate.
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebration

cerebration

/ˌsɛrɪˈbreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of thinking; consideration; thought
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cerebrum brain

cerebrate

/ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) generally (facetious) to use the mind; think; ponder; consider
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Word Origin and History for cerebration
n.

1853, coined by English physiologist Dr. William B. Carpenter (1813-1885) from Latin cerebrum "brain" (see cerebral) + -ation. Related: Cerebrate (v.); cerebrated.

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cerebration in Medicine

cerebration cer·e·bra·tion (sěr'ə-brā'shən)
n.
Activity of the mental processes; thinking.

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