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 (dō′nāt′, dō-nāt′)
v. do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
1. To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
2. Medicine To provide (blood, tissue, or an organ) for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
3. Chemistry To provide (an electron or atom, for example) for combination with an acceptor.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause.

[Back-formation from donation.]

do′na·tor n.
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de Treville knew nothing, except that the last time he had seen the cardinal, the king, and the queen, the cardinal looked very thoughtful, the king uneasy, and the redness of the queen's eyes donated that she had been sleepless or tearful.
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