acuminate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acuminate (comparative more acuminate, superlative most acuminate)

Acuminate leaf tip.
  1. Tapering to a point; pointed.
    acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
  2. (botany, mycology) Tapering to a long point in concave manner at its apex.

Translations[edit]

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 f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective acuminato.

Verb[edit]

acuminate f pl

  1. feminine plural past participle of acuminare

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

acūmināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of acūminātus