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delimit

[dih-lim-it] /dɪˈlɪm ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate:
A ravine delimited the property on the north.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French délimiter < Latin dēlīmitāre, equivalent to dē- de- + līmitāre to limit
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  • The land was rocky and every farm had high stone walls that delimited every field.
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British Dictionary definitions for delimited

delimit

/diːˈlɪmɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
Derived Forms
delimitation, noun
delimitative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for delimited

delimit

v.

1852, from French délimiter (18c.), from Latin delimitare "to mark out as a boundary," from de- (see de-) + limitare, from limitem, limes "boundary, limit" (see limit (n.)). Related: Delimited; delimiting.

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