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gravitate

[grav-i-teyt] /ˈgræv ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used without object), gravitated, gravitating.
1.
to move or tend to move under the influence of gravitational force.
2.
to tend toward the lowest level; sink; fall.
3.
to have a natural tendency or be strongly attracted (usually followed by to or toward):
Musicians gravitate toward one another.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < New Latin gravitātus (past participle of gravitāre). See gravity, -ate1
Related forms
gravitater, noun
supergravitate, verb (used without object), supergravitated, supergravitating.
ungravitating, adjective
Synonyms
3. incline, tend, lean, move.
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British Dictionary definitions for supergravitate

gravitate

/ˈɡrævɪˌteɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(physics) to move under the influence of gravity
2.
usually foll by to or towards. to be influenced or drawn, as by strong impulses
3.
to sink or settle
Derived Forms
gravitater, noun
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Word Origin and History for supergravitate

gravitate

v.

1640s, "exert weight, move downward," from Modern Latin gravitatus, past participle of gravitare "gravitate," from Latin gravitas "heaviness, weight" (see gravity). Meaning "To be affected by gravity" is from 1690s. Figurative use from 1670s. Related: Gravitated; gravitating. The classical Latin verb was gravare "to make heavy, burden, oppress, aggravate."

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