op·​pi·​late | \ ˈäpəˌlāt \

Definition of oppilate

: to stop up : fill with obstructions : block up : obstruct

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History and Etymology for oppilate

Latin oppilatus, past participle of oppilare to stop up, from ob- + pilare to ram down, thrust, from pila mortar; akin to Latin pinsere to pound, crush

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“Oppilate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppilate. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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