coventrate

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From Coventry +‎ -ate, following German coventrieren. Coventry, England, was devastated by firebombing in November 1940, during World War II.

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coventrate (third-person singular simple present coventrates, present participle coventrating, simple past and past participle coventrated)

  1. To devastate by heavy bombing.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 22:24