am·​pli·​ate | \ ˈamplēə̇t, -ēˌāt \

Definition of ampliate

2 : having the outer edge prominent used of insects' wings

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First Known Use of ampliate

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampliate

Latin ampliatus, past participle of ampliare to make wider, enlarge, from amplior, comparative of amplus wide, large

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“Ampliate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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