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plural -s
obsolete : bearing, port
[French, literally, action of bringing, thing brought, from apporter to bring, from Latin apportare] : motion or production of an object by a spiritualist medium without apparent physical agency
also : the object so produced


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transitive verb

: to produce (a material object) at a spiritualist séance without any apparent physical means

Word History



Middle English aport, apport, alteration (influenced by Middle English aport, apport offering, contribution, from Middle French aport, from Old French, from aporter to bring, from Latin apportare) of port

Transitive verb

probably from French apporter, literally, to bring, from Latin apportare, from ad- + portare to carry

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“Apport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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