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Topic: MECHANICAL

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of regulare, from Latin regula; REGULAR1

regulate

verb
     
reg‧u‧late [transitive]
1 to control an activity or process, especially by rules:
strict rules regulating the use of chemicals in food
2TEM to make a machine or your body work at a particular speed, temperature etc:
People sweat to regulate their body heat.
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