From medieval Latin acuatus, past participle of acuare, variant of acuere "to sharpen", from acus "needle".
- Sharpened; sharp-pointed.
acuate (third-person singular simple present acuates, present participle acuating, simple past and past participle acuated)
- (obsolete, transitive) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
- [To] acuate the blood.