adhibit

transitive verb

ad·​hib·​it
ad-ˈhi-bət
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to let in (as a person or thing) : bring in
2
: affix
adhibit a label
3
archaic : use, administer
adhibit medicine
adhibition
ˌad-ə-ˈbi-shən
ˌad-hə-
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adhibit was in 1542

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“Adhibit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adhibit. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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