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EtymologyEdit

From Latin, from the participle stem of the verb dēsīderāre (to desire).

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desiderate (third-person singular simple present desiderates, present participle desiderating, simple past and past participle desiderated)

  1. (transitive) To miss; to feel the absence of; to long for.
    • William Hurrell Mallock
      Between our human nature and the nature they desiderate there is a deep and fordless river, over which they can throw no bridge, and all their talk supposes that we shall be able to fly or wade across it []
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      it put him in thought of that missing link of creation’s chain desiderated by the late ingenious Mr Darwin.

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VerbEdit

dēsīderāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsīderō

ParticipleEdit

dēsīderāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēsīderātus

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