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gladiate

derivation noun-to-verb; other word formation type creative word formation
Gladiate is the act of partaking in activities usually associated with gladiators, especially combating to the death in arenas for sport and entertainment.
 
"So in order to resolve this, I think we need to gladiate. Like to the death."
Etymology : Gladiate is a creative noun-to-verb derivation, originally from the Latin noun gladiator ("swordsman"), from gladius ("sword") (mid-15th century), and the affixation of the verbal suffix -ate, originally a past-participle adjective signifier in Latin. (Cited from Online Etymology Dictionary)
Source : Roommate. September 2013.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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