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To Rádicate. v.a. [radicatus, from radix, Lat.] To root; to plant deeply and firmly.

Meditation will radicate these seeds, fix the transient gleam of light and warmth, confirm resolutions of good, and give them a durable consistence in the soul. Hammond.

Nor have we let fall our pen upon discouragement of unbelief, from radicated beliefs, and points of high prescription. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

If the object stays not on the sense, it makes not impression enough to be remembered; but if it be repeated there, it leaves plenty enough of those images behind it, to strengthen the knowledge of the object: in which radicated knowledge, if the memory consist, there would be no need of reserving those atoms in the brain. Glanvill's Defence.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (203) · Glanvill, Joseph (53) · Hammond, Henry (47)

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