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

  • transitive v. To expose to sunlight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dry in, or expose to, the sun's rays; to ripen or prepare by such exposure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To dry in, or to expose to, the sun's rays; to ripen or prepare by such exposure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To expose to the rays of the sun; affect by exposure to the sun, as for drying, ripening, arousing or stimulating (as the vital forces of a patient), or the like.

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

  • v. expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun

Etymologies

Latin īnsōlāre, īnsōlāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + sōl, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin insolatus, past participle of insolare to expose to the sun; prefix in- in + sol the sun. (Wiktionary)

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