aviate

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verb avi·ate \ˈā-vē-ˌāt, ˈa-\

Definition of aviate

aviated

aviating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1887


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