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nucleate

verb nu·cle·ate \ˈnü-klē-ˌāt, ˈnyü-\
nu·cle·at·ednu·cle·at·ing

Definition of NUCLEATE

transitive verb
1
:  to form into a nucleus :  cluster
2
:  to act as a nucleus for
3
:  to supply nuclei to
intransitive verb
1
:  to form a nucleus
2
:  to act as a nucleus
3
:  to begin to form
nu·cle·ation \ˌnü-klē-ˈā-shən, ˌnyü-\ noun
nu·cle·a·tor \ˈnü-klē-ˌā-tər, ˈnyü-\ noun

Origin of NUCLEATE

Late Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare to become stony, from Latin nucleus
First Known Use: circa 1864

nucleate

verb nu·cle·ate \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
nu·cle·at·ednu·cle·at·ing

Medical Definition of NUCLEATE

transitive verb
1
:  to form into a nucleus
2
:  to act as a nucleus for
3
:  to supply nuclei to
intransitive verb
1
:  to form a nucleus
2
:  to act as a nucleus
3
:  to begin to form

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