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Delibrate \Del"i*brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delibrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delibrating.] [L. delibratus, p. p. of delibrare to delibrate; de from + liber bark.] To strip off the bark; to peel. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "to pull off the bark of a tree," from Latin delibrare "to peel," from de- (see de-) + liber "bark" (see library).


vb. (context obsolete English) To strip off the bark; to peel.

Usage examples of "delibrate".

She put her bonnet down on the workbench with a very delibrate movement.