from The Century Dictionary.
- To feel disgust; loathe; abominate.
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- verb intransitive To
feel disgust(toward); loathe; abominate.
- verb transitive To
disgust; cause(one) to loathe.
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From Middle English wlaten, wlatien, from Old English wlātian, wlǣtian ("to loathe; cause a person loathing, disgust"), from Proto-Germanic *wlētōnan, *wlatōnan (“to disgust”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel(w)-, *wlē- (“to twist, wind, roll”). Cognate with Scots wlate ("to disgust"), Middle Low German wlaten ("to disgust, nauseate"). Related also to Old English ġewlǣtan ("to pollute, defile, debase").
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