insidiate

verb

Definition of insidiate

-ed/-ing/-s
transitive verb
obsolete :to plot or scheme against :lie in wait for
intransitive verb
obsolete :to lie in ambush :plot, scheme

insidiation

noun, plural -s obsolete

insidiator

noun, plural -s obsolete

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Origin and Etymology of insidiate

Latin insidiatus, past participle of insidiari, from insidiae ambush, from insidēre to sit in


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