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adjective as in monastic


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The characteristic form is round-oblate, regular; Size medium.

Oblate, or flattened, when the axial diameter is decidedly the shorter; fig. 35.

His hands went up to his eyes and he stared for a few moments at the pale yellow oblate shape of the sun.

Oblate, is the reverse of oblong, and means shorter in one direction, than in another.

(He disengages himself) Why should I not speak to him or to any human being who walks upright upon this oblate orange?

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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oblate, such as: empty, horizontal, low, unbroken, even, and flush.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.