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Meaning of DESIDERATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*sid"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiderated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiderating}.] [L. desideratus, p. p. of
desiderare to desire, miss. See {Desire}, and cf.
{Desideratum}.]
To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.

      Pray have the goodness to point out one word missing
      that ought to have been there -- please to insert a
      desiderated stanza. You can not.         --Prof.
                                               Wilson.

      Men were beginning . . . to desiderate for them an
      actual abode of fire.                    --A. W. Ward.

 

 

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