acuminate

adjective
acu·​mi·​nate | \ ə-ˈkyü-mə-nət How to pronounce acuminate (audio) \

Definition of acuminate

: tapering to a slender point

First Known Use of acuminate

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acuminate

borrowed from Latin acūminātus, from acūmin-, acūmen "sharp point" + -ātus -ate entry 3 — more at acumen

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“Acuminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acuminate. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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acuminate

adjective
acu·​mi·​nate | \ ə-ˈkyü-mə-nət How to pronounce acuminate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acuminate

: tapering to a slender point

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