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Acclimating
Acclimate Ac*cli"mate (#; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acclimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Acclimating.] [F. acclimater; [`a] (l. ad) + climat climate. See Climate.] To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize. --J. H. Newman.
Amalgamating
Amalgamate A*mal"ga*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amalgamated; p. pr. & vb. n. Amalgamating.] 1. To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury. 2. To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another. Ingratitude is indeed their four cardinal virtues compacted and amalgamated into one. --Burke.
Animating
Animate An"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out), Icel. ["o]nd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf. Animal.] 1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body. 2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre. --Dryden. 3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven. The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice. --Knolles. Syn: To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.
Animating
Animating An"i*ma"ting, a. Causing animation; life-giving; inspiriting; rousing. ``Animating cries.' --Pope. -- An"i*ma`ting*ly, adv.
Animatingly
Animating An"i*ma"ting, a. Causing animation; life-giving; inspiriting; rousing. ``Animating cries.' --Pope. -- An"i*ma`ting*ly, adv.
Approximating
Approximate Ap*prox"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Approximated; p. pr. & vb. n. Approximating.] 1. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. --Burke. 2. To come near to; to approach. The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse.
Collimating
Collimate Col"li*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collimated; p. p. & vb. n. Collimating.] [See Collimation.] (Physics & Astron.) To render parallel to a certain line or direction; to bring into the same line, as the axes of telescopes, etc.; to render parallel, as rays of light.
Collimating eyepiece
Collimating eyepiece, an eyepiece with a diagonal reflector for illumination, used to determine the error of collimation in a transit instrument by observing the image of a cross wire reflected from mercury, and comparing its position in the field with that of the same wire seen directly. Collimating lens (Optics), a lens used for producing parallel rays of light.
Collimating lens
Collimating eyepiece, an eyepiece with a diagonal reflector for illumination, used to determine the error of collimation in a transit instrument by observing the image of a cross wire reflected from mercury, and comparing its position in the field with that of the same wire seen directly. Collimating lens (Optics), a lens used for producing parallel rays of light.
Consummating
Consummate Con"sum*mate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consummated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consummating.] To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve. To consummate this business happily. --Shak.
Decimating
Decimate Dec"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Decimating.] [L. decimatus, p. p. of decimare to decimate (in senses 1 & 2), fr. decimus tenth. See Decimal.] 1. To take the tenth part of; to tithe. --Johnson. 2. To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny. --Macaulay. 3. To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.
Dephlegmating
Dephlegmate De*phleg"mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dephlegmated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dephlegmating.] [See Dephlegm.] (Chem.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.
Despumating
Despumate Des"pu*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Despumated; p. pr. & vb. n. Despumating.] [L. despumatus, p. p. of despumare to despume; de- + spumare to foam, froth, spuma froth, scum.] To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam.
Disanimating
Disanimate Dis*an"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disanimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Disanimating.] 1. To deprive of life. [R.] --Cudworth. 2. To deprive of spirit; to dishearten. --Shak.
Estimating
Estimate Es"ti*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Estimating.] [L. aestimatus, p. p. of aestimare. See Esteem, v. t.] 1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, -- either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person. It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men estimate commodities and exchange them. --Locke. It is always very difficult to estimate the age in which you are living. --J. C. Shairp. 2. To from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land. Syn: To appreciate; value; appraise; prize; rate; esteem; count; calculate; number. -- To Estimate, Esteem. Both these words imply an exercise of the judgment. Estimate has reference especially to the external relations of things, such as amount, magnitude, importance, etc. It usually involves computation or calculation; as, to estimate the loss or gain of an enterprise. Esteem has reference to the intrinsic or moral worth of a person or thing. Thus, we esteem a man for his kindness, or his uniform integrity. In this sense it implies a mingled sentiment of respect and attachment. We esteem it an honor to live in a free country. See Appreciate.
Illegitimating
Illegitimate Il`le*git"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illegitimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Illegitimating.] To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize. The marriage should only be dissolved for the future, without illegitimating the issue. --Bp. Burnet.
Imposthumating
Imposthumate Im*post"hu*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposthumated; p. pr. & vb. n. Imposthumating.] To affect with an imposthume or abscess.
Infumating
Infumate In"fu*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infumated; p. pr. & vb. n. Infumating.] [L. infumatus, p. p. of infumare to infumate; pref. in- in + fumare to smoke, fr. fumus smoke.] To dry by exposing to smoke; to expose to smoke.
Legitimating
Legitimate Le*git"i*mate (-m[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Legitimated (-m[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Legitimating (-m[=a]`t[i^]ng).] To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child. To enact a statute of that which he dares not seem to approve, even to legitimate vice. --Milton.
Sublimating
Sublimate Sub"li*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Sublimating.] [L. sublimatus, p. p. of sublimare to raise, elevate, fr. sublimis high: cf. F. sublimer. See Sublime, a., and cf. Surlime, v. t.] 1. To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to sublimate sulphur or camphor. 2. To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate. The precepts of Christianity are . . . so apt to cleanse and sublimate the more gross and corrupt. --Dr. H. More.
Transanimating
Transanimate Trans*an"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transanimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Transanimating.] [Trans- + animate.] To animate with a soul conveyed from another body. [R.] --Bp. J. King (1608).
Ultimating
Ultimate Ul"ti*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Ultimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.] 1. To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end. [R.] 2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.]

Meaning of Mating from wikipedia

- progeny (see mating systems). For animals, mating strategies include random mating, dis****ortative mating, ****ortative mating, or a mating pool. In some...
- hardware) Mate, one of a pair of animals involved in mating or mate choice Multi antimicrobial extrusion protein, efflux transporter family of proteins Mate or...
- ****ortative mating is a mating pattern and a form of ****ual selection in which individuals with similar phenotypes mate with one another more frequently...
- Mating in fungi is a complex process governed by mating types. Research on fungal mating has focused on several model species with different behaviour...
- insects and is often ****ociated with pupal mating. For example, male variable checkerspot butterflies p**** a mating plug into the genital opening of females...
- is reproductively motivated, it is often termed mating or co****tion; for most non-human mammals, mating and co****tion occur at oestrus (the most fertile...
- co****ting with females. The variation in mating success is quite large in lek mating systems with 70-80 percent of matings being attributed to only 10%-20% of...
- cells. Haploid cells are capable of mating with other haploid cells of the opposite mating type (an a cell can only mate with an α cell, and vice versa) to...
- behavioral ecology, human mating strategies are a set of behaviors used by individuals to attract, select, and retain mates. Mating strategies overlap with...
- abundantly favored toward researching mating calls in males. In addition, mating calls are often the subject of mate choice, in which the preferences of...
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