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ex-culco , āvi, ātum, 1 calco, tread or beat out (very rare; not in Cic.).
II. Transf., to tread down, to stamp firm or close: “singuli ab infimo solo pedes terra exculcabantur,rammed down, Caes. B. G. 7, 73, 7 Oud.— Hence, * exculcātus , a, um, P. a. (trodden out, worn out by treading; trop.), worn out: “verba nimis obsoleta exculcataque,Gell. 11, 7, 1.
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