MEANING: verb intr.: To buzz or hum.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin bombinare, from bombilare (to hum, buzz), from Latin bombus (humming), from Greek bombos (booming, humming). Earliest documented use: 1880. A perfect synonym is bombilate.

BAMBINATE - the infant had lunch

'BOMINATE - do things truly worthy of disapproval and dislike

BORBINATE - to lace with strong-tasting Kentucky moonshine