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equipoise

noun equi·poise \ ˈe-kwə-ˌpȯiz , ˈē- \
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of equipoise

1 : a state of equilibrium

Examples of equipoise in a Sentence

  1. when participating in any dangerous sport, one should maintain an equipoise between fearless boldness and commonsense caution

  2. her frugality is a much-needed equipoise to her husband's spendthrift ways

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First Known Use of equipoise

1658

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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equipoise

verb

Definition of equipoise

equipoised; equipoising; equipoises
1 : to serve as an equipoise to
2 : to put or hold in equipoise

First Known Use of equipoise

1664

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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