acuate

ac•u•ate
[[t]ˈæk yu ɪt, -ˌeɪt[/t]] adj.
sharpened; pointed
Etymology: 1425–75; < L acu(s) needle (cf. acute) + -ate I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Acuate — Ac u*ate, v. t. [L. acus needle.] To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken. [Obs.] [To] acuate the blood. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acuate — Ac u*ate, a. Sharpened; sharp pointed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acuate — [ak′yo͞o it, ak′yo͞oāt΄] adj. [< L acus, needle (see ACEROSE1) + ATE1] having a sharp point …   English World dictionary

  • acuate — adj. [L. dim. acus, needle] Sharpened; needle shaped; sharp pointed …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acuate — /ak yooh it, ayt /, adj. sharpened; pointed. [1425 75; late ME < L acu(s) needle (cf. ACICULA, ACUTE) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acuate — 1. adjective Sharpened; sharp pointed. 2. verb To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken …   Wiktionary

  • acuate — ac·u·ate …   English syllables

  • acuate — /ˈækjueɪt/ (say akyoohayt) adjective sharpened; pointed. {Medieval Latin acuātus, past participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acuate — adjective ending in a sharp point • Syn: ↑acute, ↑sharp, ↑needlelike • Similar to: ↑pointed • Derivationally related forms: ↑sharp (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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