de limit

delimit

[dih-lim-it]
verb (used with object)
to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north.

Origin:
1850–55; < French délimiter < Latin dēlīmitāre, equivalent to dē- de- + līmitāre to limit

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delimit or delimitate (diːˈlɪmɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
 
delimitate or delimitate
 
vb
 
delimi'tation or delimitate
 
n
 
de'limitative or delimitate
 
adj

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delimit
1852, from Fr. delimiter (18c.), from L. delimitare "to mark out as a boundary," from de- + limitare, from limitem, limes "boundary, limit."
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