delibate

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: to take a little of : dabble in : sip
delibation noun
plural -s
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Latin delibatus, past participle of delibare to take away, decrease, taste, enjoy, from de- + libare to pour out, take out, taste

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“Delibate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delibate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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