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Today's Word "bombinate"

To buzz on

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bombinate \BOM-buh-nayt\ (intransitive verb) - To buzz; to hum; to drone.

"Like his co-workers he had been somewhat stampded by Dorn's imitative faculties, faculties which enabled the former journalist to bombinate twice as loud in a void three times as great as any of his colleagues." -- Ben Hecht, 'Erik Dorn'

Bombinate is from Late Latin bombinatus, past participle of bombinare, alteration of Latin bombilare, from bombus, "a boom."

 

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