Exarate
Exarate Ex"a*rate, v. t. [L. exaratus, p. p. of exarare to plow up, to write; ex out + arare to plow.] To plow up; also, to engrave; to write. [Obs.] --Blount. [1913 Webster]

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  • exarate — ex·a·rate …   English syllables

  • exarate — ˈeksəˌrāt adjective Etymology: Latin exaratus, past participle of Latin exarare to plow up, write on a tablet, from ex ex (I) + arare to plow more at ear 1. : grooved or furrowed 2. of a pupa : having the appendages not cemented to the body… …   Useful english dictionary

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