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One entry found for regulate.
Main Entry: reg·u·late
Pronunciation: primarystressreg-yschwa-secondarystresslamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: from Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to regulate, direct," from regula "a rule, straightedge" --related to 1RAIL, REGENT, RULE
1 a : to govern or direct according to rule b : to bring under the control of authority <regulate prices>
2 : to bring order or method to <regulate one's habits>
3 : to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of <regulate the pressure of a tire> <the brain regulates the heartbeat>
- reg·u·la·tor /-secondarystresslamacrt-schwar/ noun
- reg·u·la·to·ry /-lschwa-secondarystresstomacrr-emacron, -secondarystresstodotr-/ adjective

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