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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduatedp. pr. &
vb. n. Graduating.] [Cf. F. graduer. See Graduate, n.,
1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps,
grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a
scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in
a college or university, to admit, at the close of the
course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as,
he was graduated at Yale College.
3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by
degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees
of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.
4. (Chem.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by
evaporation, as a fluid.
Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing
engine, under Dividing.
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