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From Latin praegravatus, past participle of praegravare (to be heavy upon), from praegravis (very heavy).


pregravate (third-person singular simple present pregravates, present participle pregravating, simple past and past participle pregravated)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) To bear down; to depress.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 pregravate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)