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lapidate

[lap-i-deyt] /ˈlæp ɪˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), lapidated, lapidating.
1.
to pelt with stones.
2.
to stone to death.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin lapidātus past participle of lapidāre to stone. See lapidary, -ate1
Related forms
lapidation, noun
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lapidate

/ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/
verb (transitive) (literary)
1.
to pelt with stones
2.
to kill by stoning
Derived Forms
lapidation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone
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