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English definition of “interpolate”

interpolate

verb [T]     /ɪnˈtɜː.pə.leɪt/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/ formal
to add words to a text Inserting and forcing things into other thingsAugmenting and supplementing to interrupt someone by saying somethingInterrupting and preventing from speaking interpolation     /ɪnˌtɜː.pəˈleɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌtɝː-/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of interpolate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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