acuminate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin acuminatus, past participle of acuminare, to sharpen to a point

Adjective[edit]

acuminate (comparative more acuminate, superlative most acuminate)

  1. Tapering to a point; pointed.
    acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
  2. (botany, mycology) Tapering to a long point at its apex.

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Verb[edit]

acuminate (third-person singular simple present acuminates, present participle acuminating, simple past and past participle acuminated)

  1. (transitive) To render sharp or keen; to sharpen.
    • Cowper
      To acuminate even despair.
  2. (intransitive) To end in or come to a sharp point.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acuminate

  1. feminine plural of acuminato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

acūmināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of acūminātus