mussitate

mussitate
/mus"i tayt'/, v.i., mussitated, mussitating. Obs.
to mutter; mumble.
[1620-30; < L mussitatus (ptp. of mussitare to mutter), equiv. to muss(are) to mutter + -it- freq. suffix + -atus -ATE1]

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