From Latin acervātus, perfect passive participle of acervō (“heap or pile up”), from acervus (“heap”).
acervate (comparative more acervate, superlative most acervate)
- (chiefly botany, rare) Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.
heaped or growing in heaps
acervate (third-person singular simple present acervates, present participle acervating, simple past and past participle acervated)
- (obsolete) To heap up.
- first-person plural present active imperative of acervō