Definitions

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  • v. To delight; to charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To delight; to charm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To please or charm, as the senses; render delectable; delight.

Etymologies

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Latin delectatus, past participle of delectare. See delight.

Examples

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  • As all of God’s creatures must defecate

    Let no one the humble bug deprecate.

    Let praises be sung

    Of beetles (type dung)

    Whose appetites droppings delectate.

    February 16, 2018