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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken" [syn: weigh, librate]
2: vibrate before coming to a total rest; "the children's swing librated"

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Librate Li"brate, v. t. To poise; to balance.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Balance, poise, hold in equipoise.



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