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From Latin insolatus, past participle of insolare (to expose to the sun), from in- (in) + sol (the sun).


insolate (third-person singular simple present insolates, present participle insolating, simple past and past participle insolated)

  1. (transitive) To dry in, or expose to, the sun's rays; to ripen or prepare by such exposure.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for insolate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)