Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

spatulate

play
adjective spat·u·late \ˈspa-chə-lət\

Definition of spatulate

  1. :  shaped like a spatula <a spatulate leaf> <spatulate spines of a caterpillar> <a spatulate tool> — see leaf illustration



Circa 1760

First Known Use of spatulate

circa 1760


Medical Dictionary

1

spatulate

play
adjective spat·u·late \-lət\

Medical Definition of spatulate

  1. :  shaped like a spatula or a spoon




2

spatulate

play
transitive verb spat·u·late \ˈspach-ə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of spatulate

spatulated

;

spatulating

  1. :  to mix or treat with a spatula <after the powder has been incorporated in the water, the mass is spatulated thoroughly—M. G. Swenson>




Learn More about spatulate

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of spatulate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spatulate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

experimental massive formless frightening
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ