Todays Word: inosculate

Todays Word: inosculate

PRONUNCIATION:

(in-AWS-kyuh-layt)

MEANING:

verb tr., intr.: To join or unite.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin in- (within) + osculare (to provide with a mouth), from osculum (little mouth), from os (mouth). Also see osculate. Earliest documented use: 1683.

USAGE:

“The frozen images of delicate leaves and inosculating branches. The still street, the black windows of the other houses! What a time to be awake!”
Stephen C Sutcliffe; Atom; Writer’s Showcase Press; 2002.

Explore “inosculate” in the Visual Thesaurus.

 

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