Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Medicine To examine by auscultation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To listen to; give ear to; specifically, in pathology, to examine by auscultation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. examine by auscultation

Etymologies

Back-formation from auscultation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from auscultation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Paramón Paramónitch felt his pulse, looked at his tongue, interrogated him after a fashion, and finally announced that it was indispensably necessary to "auscultate" him.

    A Reckless Character And Other Stories

  • Paramon Paramonitch felt his pulse, looked at his tongue, asked a question, and announced at last that it was absolutely necessary for him to 'auscultate' him.

    Dream Tales and Prose Poems

  • The thinker of today has a great duty — to auscultate civilization.

    Les Miserables

  • Paramon Paramonitch felt his pulse, looked at his tongue, asked a question, and announced at last that it was absolutely necessary for him to ‘auscultate’ him.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • Et dixit Lemech uxoribus suis Hada et Silla, Audite vocem meam uxores Lemech, auscultate semonem meum, Quoniam virum occidero in vulnere meo, et adolescentem in livore meo.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • "I wish you to auscultate me," he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.

    The Silver Lining A Guernsey Story

  • The medical man proceeded to auscultate his patient.

    The Silver Lining A Guernsey Story

  • Captain is harassed by an irresistible desire to romance, even on the least promising themes; and it is vastly amusing to observe how he will auscultate, as it were, his auditor's inmost mood, to ascertain whether it is prepared for the absorption of his insidious fibs.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • Regis auscultate; quia vobis Judicium est, quoniam Laquens facti estis Speculationi et rete expansum super Thabor.

    Baron D'Holbach : a Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France

  • Audite hoc Sacerdotes, et attendite Domus Israel, et Domus Regis auscultate; quia vobis Judicium est, quoniam Laquens facti estis Speculationi et rete expansum super Thabor.

    Baron d'Holbach

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  • "Giving money to homeless people is like auscultating a dead sheep's heart." -George W. Bush

    October 24, 2007

  • Pronunciation:
    \ˌȯ-skəl-ˈt�?-shən\
    Etymology:
    Latin auscultation-, auscultatio act of listening, from auscultare to listen; akin to Latin auris

    v. to listen to sounds arising within organs (as the lungs) as an aid to diagnosis and treatment

    October 24, 2007