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Thursday, December 20, 2001

Definitions for bombinate

  1. To buzz; to hum; to drone.

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Citations for bombinate
He is often drunk. His head hurts. Snatches of conversation, remembered precepts, prefigured cries of terror bombinate about his skull. Elspeth Barker, Independent
Sometimes the computer bombinates way into the night, stops for a bit of rest, then resumes its hum at the early hours of the morning. Cheryl Glenn and Robert J. Connors, New St. Martins Guide to Teaching Writing
Origin of bombinate
Bombinate is from Late Latin bombinatus, past participle of bombinare, alteration of Latin bombilare, from bombus, "a boom."