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Today's Words: Interdigitate, Dumbledore and Eyewinker

 


Interdigitate

(in-ter-dij-i-teyt) Verb

to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.

More about Interdigitate

First recorded in English between 1840–50.

Formed from the Latin inter-, “between, among” +digitate, “like a digit or finger.”

Examples of Interdigitate

The roots of the two plants interdigitate, forming a strong and interconnected network.

The gears in the clock interdigitate perfectly, ensuring accurate timekeeping.

 Dumbledore

(duhm-buhl-dawr) Noun

bumblebee

More about Dumbledore

First recorded in English between 1785 and 90.

From dumble-, an imitative, combining form (like bumble-, humble-, drumble-) + dore, a variant spelling of dor1, “a buzzing insect.”

Examples of Dumbledore

The dumbledore buzzed happily among the flowers, collecting nectar.

As spring arrived, the garden came alive with the hum of dumbledores.

Eyewinker

(ahy-wing-ker) noun

anything that enters or irritates the eye and causes blinking.

More about Eyewinker

First recorded between 1800–10.

Formed from eyewink, “a blink of an eye,”+ -erl,  a suffix used in forming nouns designating things from some special characteristic.

Originally meaning “eyelash,” eyewinker refers to anything else that is small enough to get in the eye and irritate it.

Examples of Eyewinker

After a gust of wind, she felt an eyewinker causing her to blink repeatedly.

Despite his efforts to shield his eyes, a dusty eyewinker still found its way in.

Inputs Courtesy: Dictionary.com

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