Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lay bare in cultivation, as the roots of trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To lay bare, as the roots of a tree.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ablaqueātus ("loosened, dug up"), past participle of ablaqueō ("to disentangle"), formed from ab- + laqueō ("noose").

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