abroutir

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

abroutir

  1. (transitive, agriculture, obsolete) To eat the young shoots of or off.
    • 1885, Octave Mirbeau, "Ma Chaumière", Lettres de ma chaumière:
      [] , et les troupeaux de moutons [] grimpent aux talus abroutis, sous la garde du chien pasteur. — and the sheep herds climb up the overgrazed slopes under the guard of the herding dog.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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