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Etymology

equi- + poise

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
equipoise

Plural
-

equipoise (-)
  1. A state of balance; equilibrium.
  2. A counterbalance.
    • 1911, H. G. Wells, The Cone,
      The cone’s not fixed, it’s hung by a chain from a lever, and balanced by an equipoise.

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Verb

Infinitive
to equipoise

Third person singular
equipoises

Simple past
equipoised

Past participle
equipoised

Present participle
equipoising

to equipoise (third-person singular simple present equipoises, present participle equipoising, simple past and past participle equipoised)
  1. (transitive) To act or make to act as an equipoise.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be or stay in equipoise.

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