e·men·date (ēmĕn-dāt′, ĭ-mĕn-)
tr.v. e·men·dat·ed, e·men·dat·ing, e·men·dates
To make textual corrections in.
[Latin ēmendāre, ēmendāt-, to emend; see EMEND.]
emen·da′tor (-dā′tər) n.
e·menda·to′ry (ĭ-mĕndə-tôr′ē) adj.
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