v. fight like gladiators; fence, fight with swords; dispute with violence; contend ferociously

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  • Digladiate — Di*gla di*ate, v. i. [L. digladiari; di = dis + gladius a sword.] To fight like gladiators; to contend fiercely; to dispute violently. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Digladiating like [AE]schines and Demosthenes. Hales. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digladiate — /dī gladˈi āt/ intransitive verb (obsolete) 1. To fight with swords 2. To fence 3. To wrangle ORIGIN: L dīgladiārī to contend fiercely, from dis this way and that, and gladius sword • • • digladiāˈtion noun digladˈiātor noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • digladiation — digladiāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑digladiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • digladiator — digladˈiātor noun • • • Main Entry: ↑digladiate …   Useful english dictionary

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