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  • v. To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To taste; take a sip of.


Latin delibatus ("diminished, tasted"), past participle of delibo ("I take away from, I taste from"); de- + libo ("I taste"). (Wiktionary)


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  • Some years ago, when I was hitch-hiking in the west country, I was invited to dinner by an eccentric tractor driver. He lived with a Franciscan friar called Fabio, and for our evening's repast the two had prepared a vat of eel stew which they called eelibate.

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  • 1) To take a little of, taste, sip (also used figuratively). 2) To take away as a small part, to pluck, cull.

    November 5, 2007