LI'BRATE, v.t. [L. libro, from libra, a balance, a level; allied perhaps to Eng. level.] To poise; to balance; to hold in equipoise. LI'BRATE, v.i. To move, as a balance; to be poised. Their parts all librate on too nice a beam.
Librate Li"brate (l[imac]"br[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Librated (l[imac]"br[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Librating.] [L. libratus, p. p. of librare to balance, to make even, fr. libra. Cf. Level, Deliberate, Equilibrium.] To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised. Their parts all librate on too nice a beam. --Clifton.