MEANING: verb tr.: To take a small amount of something: to taste or sip.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin de- (from, away) + libare (to take a little of, to taste). Earliest documented use: 1623.

DELIBATHE - to immerse in pickle juice

DELI BASE - rye bread

DUELIBATE - to have a ceremonial drink before the one-on-one fight begins