summate

verb

sum·​mate ˈsə-ˌmāt How to pronounce summate (audio)
summated; summating

transitive verb

: to add together : sum up

intransitive verb

: to form a sum or cumulative effect

Examples of summate in a Sentence

summate all of the expenses that you incurred on your last business trip

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from summation

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of summate was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Summate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summate. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

summate

verb
sum·​mate ˈsəm-ˌāt How to pronounce summate (audio)
summated; summating

transitive verb

: to add together or sum up
impulses … are summated with the subliminal impulses arriving over the sensory neuronL. L. Langley et al.

intransitive verb

: to form a sum or cumulative effect
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