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ob•late

Pronunciation: (ob'l?t, o-bl?t'), [key]
? adj.
  1. flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate). See diag. under

ob•late

Pronunciation: (ob'l?t, o-bl?t'), [key]
? n.
  1. a person offered to the service of and living in a monastery, but not under monastic vows or full monastic rule.
  2. a lay member of any of various Roman Catholic societies devoted to special religious work.
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