librate

librate

[lahy-breyt]
verb (used without object), librated, librating.
1.
to oscillate or move from side to side or between two points.
2.
to remain poised or balanced.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin lībrātus past participle of lībrāre. to balance, make level, bring to equilibrium. See Libra, -ate1

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librate (ˈlaɪbreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to oscillate or waver
2.  to hover or be balanced
 
[C17: back formation from libration]
 
libratory
 
adj

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