sublate

verb
sub·​late | \ ˌsə-ˈblāt How to pronounce sublate (audio) \
sublated; sublating

Definition of sublate

transitive verb

2 : to negate or eliminate (something, such as an element in a dialectic process) but preserve as a partial element in a synthesis

Other Words from sublate

sublation \ ˌsə-​ˈblā-​shən How to pronounce sublation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sublate

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sublate

Latin sublatus (past participle of tollere to take away, lift up), from sub- up + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at sub-, tolerate, bear

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“Sublate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublate. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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