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acuminate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acuminate  \A*cu"mi*nate\,  v.  t. 
  To  render  sharp  or  keen.  [R.]  ``To  acuminate  even  despair.'' 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acuminate  \A*cu"mi*nate\,  v.  i. 
  To  end  in  or  come  to  a  sharp  point.  ``Acuminating  in  a  cone 
  of  prelacy.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acuminate  \A*cu"mi*nate\,  a.  [L.  acuminatus,  p.  p.  of  acuminare 
  to  sharpen,  fr  acumen.  See  {Acumen}.] 
  Tapering  to  a  point;  pointed;  as  acuminate  leaves,  teeth, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acuminate 
  adj  :  of  a  leaf  shape;  narrowing  to  a  slender  point 
  v  :  make  sharp  or  acute;  taper;  make  something  come  to  a  point 




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