[[t]ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, ˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt, ˌɛk wə-[/t]] v. -brat•ed, -brat•ing
1) phs to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium
2) phs to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise
3) phs to be in equilibrium; balance
Etymology: 1625–35; < LL e•quil`i•bra′tion, n. e•quil′i•bra`tor, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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