From Medieval Latin acuātus, past participle of acuāre, variant of Classical Latin acuere, present active infinitive of acuō (“I sharpen”), from acus (“needle”).
acuate (comparative more acuate, superlative most acuate)
- 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.