- (obsolete) Continuous; uninterrupted; continued without break or interruption.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, I.iii.1.2:
- Childish in some, terrible in others; to be derided in one, pitied or admired in another; to him by fits, to a second continuate: and howsoever these symptoms be common and incident to all persons, yet they are the most remarkable, frequent, furious, and violent in melancholy men.
- An untirable and continuate goodness.
- We are of Him and in Him, even as though our very flesh and bones should be made continuate with his.
- (obsolete) Chronic; long-lasting; long-continued.
- “continuate” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.
- Webster's Third International Dictionary (1961)