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oppilate

[op-uh-leyt] /ˈɒp əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), oppilated, oppilating.
1.
to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin oppīlātus (past participle of oppīlāre to stop up), equivalent to op- op- + pīl- (cf. compile) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
oppilation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oppilate

oppilate

/ˈɒpɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (pathol, obsolete) to block (the pores, bowels, etc)
Derived Forms
oppilation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin oppīlāre, from ob- against + pīlāre to pack closely
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