Librated
Librate Li"brate (l[imac]"br[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Librated} (l[imac]"br[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Librating}.] [L. libratus, p. p. of librare to balance, to make even, fr. libra. Cf. {Level}, {Deliberate}, {Equilibrium}.] To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised. [1913 Webster]

Their parts all librate on too nice a beam. --Clifton. [1913 Webster]


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  • librate — /luy brayt/, v.i., librated, librating. 1. to oscillate or move from side to side or between two points. 2. to remain poised or balanced. [1615 25; < L libratus ptp. of librare. to balance, make level, bring to equilibrium. See LIBRA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • librate — /ˈlaɪbreɪt/ (say luybrayt) verb (i) (librated, librating) 1. to oscillate; sway. 2. to be poised or balanced. {Latin lībrāt , stem of past participle of librāre to balance} …   Australian English dictionary

  • librate — [lī′brāt΄] vi. librated, librating [< L libratus, pp. of librare, to weigh, balance < libra, a balance] 1. to move back and forth slowly like the beam of a balance in coming to rest; oscillate 2. to remain balanced; hover …   English World dictionary

  • librate — verb 1. determine the weight of The butcher weighed the chicken • Syn: ↑weigh • Derivationally related forms: ↑weigher (for: ↑weigh) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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