What does apricate mean?

apricate meaning in General Dictionary

To bask in the sun

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  • To bask under the sun.

apricate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1690s, "to bask in the sun," from Latin apricatus, previous participle of apricari "to bask in the sun," from apricus "exposed" (towards the sunlight); maybe developed from *apericus, from aperire "to start" (see overt). Transitive good sense is recorded from 1851.


apricate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t. & we.) To bask under the sun.