- Whereat Where*at", adv.
1. At which; upon which; whereupon; -- used relatively.
They vote; whereat his speech he thus renews. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
2. At what; -- used interrogatively; as, whereat are you offended? [1913 Webster]
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