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Buzz; hum.‘her head had become a bombinating vacuum’
- ‘Our dog has become good with horses; she tucks herself out of the way and lies down and doesn't bombinate around getting underfoot.’
- ‘‘Many professional historians, bombinating in their airless circles, tend to ignore or dismiss Churchill the historian’.’
- ‘It would help us to gauge the probability of finding life elsewhere instead of bombinating in a vacuum of data, caught between inevitability and uniqueness.’
- ‘Snatches of conversation, remembered precepts, and prefigured cries of terror bombinate about his skull.’
- ‘He has bombinated about his career in the Big Leagues twice, in The Umpire Strikes Back and Strike Two.’
Late 19th century: from medieval Latin bombinat- buzzed from the verb bombinare, from Latin bombus humming (see bombard).
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