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Definition of the verb abacinate

What does abacinate mean as a doing word?


  1. blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
    • example: The prisoners were abacinated by their captors
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: blind = make blind by putting the eyes out


Abacinate is a musical group.

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1913)

by Casey Albert Wood

Also spelled abacinate. Abbacination. The act or process of blinding a person by placing a red-hot copper basin close to the eyes. Also spelled abacination. Abbaden. (G.) To cleanse by bathing; to bathe. Abbagliamento per opacita corneali.

Google previewThe Grandiloquent Dictionary - Tenth Anniversary Edition (2010)

by Christopher Bird

abacinate - To blind by putting a hot copper basin near someone's eyes abdcedarian - A person who teaches the alphabet abderian - given to incessant or idiotic laughter abecedarian - A person who is learning the alphabet abishag - A child ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

abacinate. To blind by holding red hot metal close to the eyes. Latin ab, off + bacinus, basin. Hence abacination; a mild medieval torture. abactor. One who steals cattle in herds. From Latin ab, away + agere, to drive.

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

abacus abacinate, abacination. bacimation. abaciscus (ab-a-sis'kus), ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3A1C3I1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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