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acuate

adjective ac·u·ate \ˈa-kyə-ˌwāt\

Definition of acuate

  1. :  having a sharp point :  shaped like a needle :  sharpened

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Origin and Etymology of acuate

Middle English acuat, from (assumed) Medieval Latin acuatus, from Latin acus needle + -atus -ate — more at acute


First Known Use: 15th century


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acuate

transitive verb ac·u·ate

Definition of acuate

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  to make pungent or sharp

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1542

First Known Use of acuate

1542


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