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1no object To go astray; to deviate from a usual course or mode of behaviour.
2US with object Chiefly US. 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.
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