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v. e·quil·i·brat·ed, e·quil·i·brat·ing, e·quil·i·brates
To be in or bring about equilibrium.
To maintain in or bring into equilibrium.
e·quil′i·bra·to′ry (-brə-tôr′ē) adj.
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to bring to or be in equilibrium; balance
[C17: from Late Latin aequilībrāre, from aequilībris in balance; see equilibrium]
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e•quil•i•brate(ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, ˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt, ˌɛk wə-)
v. -brat•ed, -brat•ing. v.t.
1. to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.
2. to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise.v.i.
3. to be in equilibrium; balance.
[1625–35; < Late Latin]
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Past participle: equilibrated
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|Verb||1.||equilibrate - bring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
|2.||equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"|
complement - make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"
counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate, correct, make up - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
balance - be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"
trim - balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"
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vt. equilibrar, balancear.
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