Sufflaminate Suf*flam"i*nate, v. t. [L. sufflaminatus, p. p. of sufflaminare to hold back by a clog, from sufflamen a clog.] 1. To retard the motion of, as a carriage, by preventing one or more of its wheels from revolving, either by means of a chain or otherwise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to stop; to impede. [Obs.] --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • sufflaminate — verb To obstruct. An Ideal Husband is a very able and entertaining piece of work, charmingly written, wherever<! unusually hyphenated as “where ever” at a line break in the source text Mr. Wilde can find it in his heart to sufflaminate his wit …   Wiktionary

  • sufflaminate — suf·flam·i·nate …   English syllables

  • sufflaminate —   v.t. check; obstruct.    ♦ sufflamination, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sufflaminate — səˈflaməˌnāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin sufflaminatus, past participle of sufflaminare to check, brake, from sufflamin , sufflamen brake, from sub + (assumed) Latin flagmen, flamen chock, prop; akin to Old English balca ridge… …   Useful english dictionary

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