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[in-soh-leyt] /ˈɪn soʊˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), insolated, insolating.
to expose to the sun’s rays; treat by exposure to the sun’s rays.
(transitive) to expose to sunlight, as for bleaching

“to expose to the rays of the sun,” 1620s, from Latin insolatus, past participle of insolare, from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + sol “sun” (see Sol). Related: Insolated; insolation.


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