Definition of calibrate
- calibrate a thermometer
- carefully calibrate the dosage of a medicine
carefully calibrate the dosage of a medicine
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: to adjust or mark (something, such as a measuring device) so that it can be used in an accurate and exact way
: to measure (something) in an exact and precise way
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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