tr.v. col·li·mat·ed, col·li·mat·ing, col·li·mates
1. To make parallel; line up.
2. To adjust the line of sight of (an optical device).
[New Latin collīmāre, collīmāt-, from medieval misreading (in manuscripts of Cicero and Aulus Gellius, second century Roman author) of Medieval Latin *colliniāre, variant of Latin collīneāre, to aim : com-, intensive prefix; see COM- + līneāre, to make straight (from līnea, line; see LINE1).]
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