blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes

The prisoners were abacinated by their captors

Hypernyms: ↑blind
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

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abacinate, v. rare—0.
[f. med.L. abacināre, It. abbacinăre; f. ab off + bacin-us a basin or cup.]
To blind by placing hot irons, or metal plates, in front of the eyes.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Abacinate — A*bac i*nate ([.a]*b[a^]s [i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [LL. abacinatus, p. p. of abacinare; ab off + bacinus a basin.] To blind by a red hot metal plate held before the eyes. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abacinate — verb To blind by holding a red hot metal rod or plate before the eyes …   Wiktionary

  • abacinate — v. blind someone by using red hot metal irons close to the eyes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abacinate — To blind by putting a hot copper basin near someone s eyes …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • abacinate — Same as abbacinate …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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