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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.]
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