acuate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin acuātus, past participle of acuāre, variant of Classical Latin acuere, present active infinitive of acuō (I sharpen), from acus (needle).

Adjective[edit]

acuate (comparative more acuate, superlative most acuate)

  1. Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

Verb[edit]

acuate (third-person singular simple present acuates, present participle acuating, simple past and past participle acuated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
    • Harvey
      [To] acuate the blood.