Definition of aberrate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈabəreɪt/

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  • 1To go astray; to deviate from a usual course or mode of behaviour.

  • 2US To distort, to cause aberration in.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Martin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments. From classical Latin aberrāt-, past participial stem of aberrāre aberr.