aviate

verb avi·ate \ ˈā-vē-ˌāt , ˈa- \

Definition of aviate

aviated; aviating
: to navigate the air (as in an airplane)

Examples of aviate in a Sentence

  1. once humankind learned how to aviate, the world became a much smaller place

Origin and Etymology of aviate

back-formation from aviation


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