apricate

apricate
apricate /apˈri-kāt/ (rare)
intransitive verb
To bask in the sun
transitive verb
To expose to sunlight
ORIGIN: L aprīcārī to bask in the sun, from aprīcus open to the sun
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apricāˈtion noun

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  • Apricate — Ap ri*cate, v. t. & i. [L. apricatus, p. p. of apricare, fr. apricus exposed to the sun, fr. aperire to uncover, open.] To bask in the sun. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apricate — (v.) 1690s, to bask in the sun, from L. apricatus, pp. of apricari to bask in the sun, from apricus exposed (to the sun); perhaps contracted from *apericus, from aperire to open. Transitive sense is recorded from 1851 …   Etymology dictionary

  • apricate — v. bask in the sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apricate — To spend time basking in the sunshine …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Pind Kargu Khan — Union Councils name = Pind Kargo Khan caption = Pind Kargo Khan is located in Abbottabad District province = NWFP district = Abbottabad tehsil = Abbottabad nazim = Pir Khan Tanoli [http://www.abbottabad.gov.pk/Union… …   Wikipedia

  • bask in the sun — expose oneself to sunlight; soak up warmth or pleasant atmosphere; tan in sun, apricate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aprication — apricāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑apricate …   Useful english dictionary

  • apricity — † aˈpricity Obs. 0 [ad. L. aprīcitāt em, n. of quality f. aprīc us: see apricate and ty.] ‘The warmeness of the Sunne in Winter.’ Cockeram 1623 …   Useful english dictionary

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