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-lĭquo and (in the trop. signif.) -lĭco , āre, v. a. liquo, clear off a turbid liquid, to clarify, to strain: “turbi da quae sunt deliquantur ut liquida flant,Varr. L. L. 7, § 106 Müll.; Cels. 5, 20, 5: “passum in alia vasa,Col. 12, 39, 2.—
II. Trop., to clear up by speaking, to explain: explanare, indicare, aperire, Non. (anteclass.): quid istic sibi vult sermo, mater, delica, Titin. ap. Non. 98, 10, and 277, 25 (v. 92, 102 Rib.); so Att. ib.; Caecil. ib. 277, 29: “ut tu ipse me dixisse delices (sc. apud erum),Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 31.
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