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ceil

verb \ˈsēl\

Definition of CEIL

transitive verb
1
:  to furnish (as a wooden ship) with a lining
2
:  to furnish with a ceiling

Origin of CEIL

Middle English celen, from Medieval Latin celare, caelare, perhaps from Latin caelare to carve, from caelum chisel; akin to Latin caedere to cut
First Known Use: 15th century

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