Delibate \Del"i*bate\, v. t. [L. delibatus, p. p. of delibare to taste; de- + libare to taste.] To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • delibate — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin delibatus, past participle of delibare to take away, decrease, taste, enjoy, from de + libare to pour out, take out, taste more at libation obsolete : to take a little of : dabble in : sip •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • delibation — noun see delibate …   Useful english dictionary

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