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li·bra·tion

 (lī-brā′shən)
n.
A very slow oscillation, real or apparent, of a satellite as viewed from the larger celestial body around which it revolves.

[Latin lībrātiō, lībrātiōn-, oscillation, from lībrātus, past participle of lībrāre, to balance, from lībra, balance.]

li′brate′ (lī′brāt′) v.
li·bra′tion·al adj.
li′bra·to′ry (-brə-tôr′ē) adj.
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librate

(ˈlaɪbreɪt)
vb (intr)
1. to oscillate or waver
2. to hover or be balanced
[C17: back formation from libration]
libratory adj
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librate


Past participle: librated
Gerund: librating

Imperative
librate
librate
Present
I librate
you librate
he/she/it librates
we librate
you librate
they librate
Preterite
I librated
you librated
he/she/it librated
we librated
you librated
they librated
Present Continuous
I am librating
you are librating
he/she/it is librating
we are librating
you are librating
they are librating
Present Perfect
I have librated
you have librated
he/she/it has librated
we have librated
you have librated
they have librated
Past Continuous
I was librating
you were librating
he/she/it was librating
we were librating
you were librating
they were librating
Past Perfect
I had librated
you had librated
he/she/it had librated
we had librated
you had librated
they had librated
Future
I will librate
you will librate
he/she/it will librate
we will librate
you will librate
they will librate
Future Perfect
I will have librated
you will have librated
he/she/it will have librated
we will have librated
you will have librated
they will have librated
Future Continuous
I will be librating
you will be librating
he/she/it will be librating
we will be librating
you will be librating
they will be librating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been librating
you have been librating
he/she/it has been librating
we have been librating
you have been librating
they have been librating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been librating
you will have been librating
he/she/it will have been librating
we will have been librating
you will have been librating
they will have been librating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been librating
you had been librating
he/she/it had been librating
we had been librating
you had been librating
they had been librating
Conditional
I would librate
you would librate
he/she/it would librate
we would librate
you would librate
they would librate
Past Conditional
I would have librated
you would have librated
he/she/it would have librated
we would have librated
you would have librated
they would have librated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.librate - determine the weight oflibrate - determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
measure, quantify - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
heft - test the weight of something by lifting it
weigh - have a certain weight
2.librate - vibrate before coming to a total rest; "the children's swing librated"
oscillate, vibrate - move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"
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The army foiled other infiltration in the north of Ahem Mouthalath in Haradh district which continued for hours and was followed by an attack launched by the army on their sites during of which it managed to librate several sites from the enemy.
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(14.) 'Sul tavolo era un vaso coreano, giallastro e maculato come la pelle d'un pitone; e nel vaso era un mazzo di orchidee, di quei fiori grotteschi e multiformi che son la ricercata curiosita di Francesca [...] una quantita di fiori gialli, simili ad angelette in veste lunga librate a volo con le braccia alte e con l'aureola dietro il capo' (D'Annunzio, 1995: 247).
While Dione has not been observed to librate, it is likely it does as well.