pregravate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin praegravatus, past participle of praegravare to be heavy upon, from praegravis very heavy.

VerbEdit

pregravate (third-person singular simple present pregravates, present participle pregravating, simple past and past participle pregravated)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) To bear down; to depress.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 14:00