desiderating

v. long for, want

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Desiderating — Desiderate De*sid er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiderating}.] [L. desideratus, p. p. of desiderare to desire, miss. See {Desire}, and cf. {Desideratum}.] To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desiderate — De*sid er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiderating}.] [L. desideratus, p. p. of desiderare to desire, miss. See {Desire}, and cf. {Desideratum}.] To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desiderated — Desiderate De*sid er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiderating}.] [L. desideratus, p. p. of desiderare to desire, miss. See {Desire}, and cf. {Desideratum}.] To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desideration — De*sid er*a tion, n. [L. desideratio.] Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired. [R.] Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desiderate — desideration, n. /di sid euh rayt /, v.t., desiderated, desiderating. to wish or long for. [1635 45; < L desideratus (ptp. of desiderare to long for, require), equiv. to de DE + sider (s. of sidus) heavenly body, constellation + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • desiderate — /dəˈzɪdəreɪt/ (say duh ziduhrayt) verb (t) (desiderated, desiderating) to feel a desire for; long for; feel the want of. {Latin dēsīderātus, past participle, longed for} –desideration /dəzɪdəˈreɪʃən/ (say duhziduh rayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • desiderate — [di zid′ər āt΄] vt. desiderated, desiderating [< L desideratus, pp. of desiderare: see DESIRE] to want; miss; need desideration n. desiderative [di zid′ər āt΄iv, di zid′ər ə tiv] adj …   English World dictionary

  • desideration —  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷dəˈrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin desideration , desideratio, from desideratus + ion , io ion 1. : the act or an instance of desiderating 2. : desideratum …   Useful english dictionary

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