tubulate(redirected from tubulator)
tu·bu·late(to͞o′byə-lĭt, -lāt′, tyo͞o′-) also tu·bu·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
1. Formed into or resembling a tube; tubular.
2. Having a tube.
[Latin tubulātus, from tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]
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1. to form or shape into a tube
2. to fit or furnish with a tube
a less common word for tubular
[C18: from Latin tubulātus, from tubulus a little pipe, from tubus pipe]
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tu•bu•late(adj. ˈtu byə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˈtyu-; v. -ˌleɪt)
adj., v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. adj.
1. Also, tu′bu•lat`ed. shaped like or having a tube.v.t.
2. to form into or furnish with a tube.
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Past participle: tubulated
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