verb (used with object)
- to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north.
- (tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
1852, from French délimiter (18c.), from Latin delimitare “to mark out as a boundary,” from de- (see de-) + limitare, from limitem, limes “boundary, limit” (see limit (n.)). Related: Delimited; delimiting.