One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Apply or affix (something) to something else.‘signed by a partner who would either adhibit the firm's signature or his own’
- ‘Houses are generally made of three levels: the lowest, adhibited to stable, the middle one used for the everyday living, and the upper where the hay was stored.’
- ‘The solemn work went on during the forenoon, and again in the afternoon, and was continued in the evening until all the ministers present had adhibited their names.’
- ‘This product is even VAE modified latex, characterized by inocuity, insipidity, high drying speed, strong viscidity and firm adhibiting.’
- ‘At last, it is adhibited with nonwoven fabric (gunny cloth).’
- ‘Especially, the time effect is remarkable for it to patch corners of stone material, to adhibit at location to speed up curing.’
Early 16th century (in the sense ‘take in, include’): from Latin adhibit- ‘brought in’, from the verb adhibere, from ad- ‘to’ + habere ‘hold, have’.
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