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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of interpolare 'to polish up, change, make worse'

interpolate

verb
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
in‧ter‧po‧late [transitive] formal
1TCN to put additional words into a piece of writing [= insert]
2 to interrupt someone by saying something
interpolation noun [uncountable and countable]

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