- Abacinate A*bac"i*nate ([.a]*b[a^]s"[i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [LL. abacinatus, p. p. of abacinare; ab off + bacinus a basin.] To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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abacinate — verb blind by holding a red hot metal plate before someone s eyes The prisoners were abacinated by their captors • Hypernyms: ↑blind • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * abacinate, v. rare 0. (əˈbæsɪneɪt) … Useful english dictionary
abacinate — verb To blind by holding a red hot metal rod or plate before the eyes … Wiktionary
abacinate — v. blind someone by using red hot metal irons close to the eyes … English contemporary dictionary
abacinate — To blind by putting a hot copper basin near someone s eyes … Grandiloquent dictionary
abacinate — Same as abbacinate … Ballentine's law dictionary