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dissertate

[dis-er-teyt] /ˈdɪs ərˌteɪt/
verb (used without object), dissertated, dissertating.
1.
to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; probably back formation from dissertation
Related forms
dissertator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dissertate

dissertate

/ˈdɪsəˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (rare) to give or make a dissertation
Derived Forms
dissertator, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin dissertāre to debate, from disserere to examine, from dis-1 + serere to arrange
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