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Definition of the adjective acuate

What does acuate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. ending in a sharp point

Definition of the verb acuate

What does acuate mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive] To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.

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Google previewThe Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot (1997)

by David Grambs

the desire for or impulse to act the lack of acturience in a paralyzed organization acuate (AK-yoo-ayt) sharp-pointed handily acuate elbows that get him many offensive rebounds acupunctuate (ak-yoo-PUNG-tyoo-ayt) to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

* To AcuATE.

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

To Acuate, v. a. [aeuo, Lat.] To sharpen, to invigorate with any powers of stiarpness.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott


Google previewLexicon physico-medicum: or, A new physical dictionary; explaining the difficult terms used in the several branches of the profession ... The second edition, very much altered and improved (1722)

by John QUINCY

Acuate, from acuo, to sharpen; is when an Acid is added to any Mixture to sharpen it, or make it fourer than before. Acute Disease. Institution Writers define this very confusedly: but what best expresses it, is any Disease which is attended with ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

dilating, splayed becoming narrower narrowing, tapering, tapered havingor comingtoa point pointed,pronged, spiked, acuate, acuminate, mucronate straightand uncurved inline rectilinear,rectilineal, linear, lineal notstraight crooked, bent, ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

ACUATE. ak'-yu-ate. v.a., to sharpen. ACUITION, ak-yu-ish'-un, s., act of sharpening. ACUITY, ak-yu'-e-te, s., sharpness. ACUMEN, a-kew'-men, s., a sharp point; sagacity. ACUMINATE, -min- ate ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3U1A1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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