Meaning of veterate in English:

veterate

Pronunciation /ˈvɛt(ə)rət/

adjective

rare
  • Of long standing; chronic; inveterate.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Copland (fl. 1505–1547), translator and printer. From classical Latin veterātus having suffered the effects of time, old from veter-, vetus old + -ātus.