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desiderate

[dih-sid-uh-reyt] /dɪˈsɪd əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), desiderated, desiderating.
1.
to wish or long for.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin dēsīderātus (past participle of dēsīderāre to long for, require), equivalent to dē- de- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) heavenly body, constellation + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
desideration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desiderate

desiderate

/dɪˈzɪdəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
Derived Forms
desideration, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēsīderāre, from de- + sīdus star; see desire
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