equilibrate

verb
equil·i·brate | \i-ˈkwi-lə-ˌbrāt \
equilibrated; equilibrating

Definition of equilibrate 

transitive verb

: to bring into or keep in equilibrium : balance

intransitive verb

: to bring about, come to, or be in equilibrium

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Other Words from equilibrate

equilibration \i-ˌkwi-lə-ˈbrā-shən \ noun
equilibrator \i-ˈkwi-lə-ˌbrā-tər \ noun
equilibratory \i-ˈkwi-lə-brə-ˌtȯr-ē \ adjective

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These conditions equilibrated to an icy world with a furrow around the equator. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Europa’s future: A runaway greenhouse," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of equilibrate

1635, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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equilibrate

verb
equil·i·brate | \i-ˈkwil-ə-ˌbrāt \
equilibrated; equilibrating

Medical Definition of equilibrate 

transitive verb

: to bring into or keep in equilibrium

intransitive verb

: to bring about, come to, or be in equilibrium

Other Words from equilibrate

equilibration \-ˌkwil-ə-ˈbrā-shən \ noun
equilibratory \-ˈkwil-ə-brə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \ adjective

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