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Webster 1913 Edition


Acuate

Ac′u-ate

,
Verb.
T.
[L.
acus
needle.]
To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
[Obs.]
“[To] acuate the blood.”
Harvey.

Ac′u-ate

,
Adj.
Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Acuate

AC'UATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. acuo, to sharpen. See Acid.]
To sharpen; to make pungent, or corrosive. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


acuate

acuate

English

Adjective

acuate (comparative more acuate, superlative most acuate)

  1. Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

Verb

acuate (third-person singular simple present acuates, present participle acuating, simple past and past participle acuated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
    • Harvey
      [To] acuate the blood.