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- v. To blind by holding a red-hot metal rod or plate before the eyes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See abbacinate, abbacination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
From Late Latin abacinātus, perfect passive participle of abacinō; possibly formed from ab ("off") + bacīnum ("a basin") or bacīnus. Probably cognate with modern Italian abbacinare ("to dazzle"). (Wiktionary)