ad·​hib·​it | \ ad-ˈhi-bət \

Definition of adhibit

1 : to let in (as a person or thing) : bring in
2 : affix adhibit a label
3 archaic : use, administer adhibit medicine

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Other Words from adhibit

adhibition \ ˌad-​ə-​ˈbi-​shən , ˌad-​hə-​ \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of adhibit

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adhibit

Latin adhibitus, past participle of adhibēre to bring to, summon, admit to consultation, apply, from ad- + -hibēre (from habēre to hold)

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“Adhibit.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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