transitive verb

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

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppilate. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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