acuate

adjective
ac·​u·​ate | \ ˈa-kyə-ˌwāt\

Definition of acuate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a sharp point : shaped like a needle : sharpened
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of acuate (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete
: to make pungent or sharp

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First Known Use of acuate

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Transitive verb

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acuate

Adjective

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

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