acuate

acuate [ak′yo͞o it, ak′yo͞oāt΄]
adj.
[< L acus, needle (see ACEROSE1) + -ATE1]
having a sharp point

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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 — 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 — 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

  • 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

  • Salpausselkä ridges — ▪ ridges, Finland       three parallel ridges traversing the breadth of southern Finland from Hangö (Hanko), at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland in the west, to Joensuu, on Lake Pyhäselkä, near the Russian border in the east. The significance and …   Universalium

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