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acuminate

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English

Pronunciation

  • Adjective:
    • (RP): IPA: /əˈkjuːmɪnət/
  • Verb:
    • (RP): IPA: /əˈkjuːmɪneɪt/

Etymology

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

Adjective

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Positive
acuminate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Tapering to a point; pointed.
  2. (botany) Tapering to a long point at its apex.

Verb

Infinitive
to acuminate

Third person singular
acuminat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to acuminate (third-person singular simple present acuminat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To render sharp or keen; to sharpen.
  2. (intransitive) To end in or come to a sharp point.

Derived terms


Italian

Adjective

acuminate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of acuminato

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