Main definitions of explete in English

: explete1explete2

explete1

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspliːt/ /ɛkˈspliːt/

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verb

rare
  • To perform fully; to carry out, accomplish.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. Probably a merger of two words of distinct origin.

Main definitions of explete in English

: explete1explete2

explete2

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspliːt/ /ɛkˈspliːt/

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verb

informal US
  • To exclaim as an expletive or with expletives.

Origin

Early 20th century. Back-formation from expletive.