Palpebrate \Pal"pe*brate\, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having eyelids. [1913 Webster]

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  • palpebrate — /pal peuh brayt , pal pee brit, peb rit/, adj. having eyelids. [1855 60; < NL palpebratus, equiv. to L palpebr(a) eyelid + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • palpebrate — 1. Having eyelids. 2. To wink. [L. palpebra, eyelid] * * * pal·pe·brate (palґpə brāt) [L. palpebrare to wink] 1. to wink. having 2. eyelids …   Medical dictionary

  • palpebrate — adj. has eyelids, has skin that opens and closes to cover the eyeball …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palpebrate — pal·pebrate …   English syllables

  • palpebrate — /ˈpælpəbrət/ (say palpuhbruht), / breɪt/ (say brayt) adjective having eyelids. {New Latin palpebrātus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • palpebrate — I verb wink or blink, especially repeatedly • Derivationally related forms: ↑palpebra, ↑palpebration • Hypernyms: ↑blink, ↑wink, ↑nictitate, ↑nictate …   Useful english dictionary

  • palpebra —   n. (pl. ae ) eyelid.    ♦ palpebral, a.    ♦ palpebrate, a. having palpebrae;, v.i. wink …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • blink — I noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly • Syn: ↑eye blink, ↑blinking, ↑wink, ↑winking, ↑nictitation, ↑nictation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ni …   Useful english dictionary

  • nictate — verb briefly shut the eyes The TV announcer never seems to blink • Syn: ↑blink, ↑wink, ↑nictitate • Derivationally related forms: ↑nictation, ↑nictitation (fo …   Useful english dictionary

  • palpebra — noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye his lids would stay open no longer • Syn: ↑eyelid, ↑lid • Derivationally related forms: ↑palpebrate • Hypernyms: ↑protective fold …   Useful english dictionary

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