sig·nif·i·cate | \-kə̇t, -fəˌkāt\
plural -s

Definition of significate 

1 : a thing that is signified or indicated

2 : one of several characters or instances signified by a common term

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First Known Use of significate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for significate

Middle English significat, from Latin significatum, from neuter of significatus, past participle of significare

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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