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a·cu·mi·nate

 (ə-kyo͞o′mə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj.
Tapering gradually to a sharp point, as the tips of certain leaves.
tr.v. (-nāt′) a·cu·mi·nat·ed, a·cu·mi·nat·ing, a·cu·mi·nates Archaic
To sharpen or taper.

[Latin acūminātus, past participle of acūmināre, to sharpen, from acūmen, acuteness; see acumen.]

a·cu′mi·na′tion n.
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acuminate

adj
(Biology) narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
vb
(tr) to make pointed or sharp
[C17: from Latin acūmināre to sharpen; see acumen]
aˌcumiˈnation n
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a•cu•mi•nate

(adj. əˈkyu mə nɪt, -ˌneɪt; v. -ˌneɪt)

adj., v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. adj.
1. tapering to a point, as a leaf.
v.t.
2. to make sharp or keen.
[1595–1605; < Latin acūminātus, past participle of acūmināre, v. derivative of acūmen; see acumen]
a•cu`mi•na′tion, n.
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acuminate


Past participle: acuminated
Gerund: acuminating

Imperative
acuminate
acuminate
Present
I acuminate
you acuminate
he/she/it acuminates
we acuminate
you acuminate
they acuminate
Preterite
I acuminated
you acuminated
he/she/it acuminated
we acuminated
you acuminated
they acuminated
Present Continuous
I am acuminating
you are acuminating
he/she/it is acuminating
we are acuminating
you are acuminating
they are acuminating
Present Perfect
I have acuminated
you have acuminated
he/she/it has acuminated
we have acuminated
you have acuminated
they have acuminated
Past Continuous
I was acuminating
you were acuminating
he/she/it was acuminating
we were acuminating
you were acuminating
they were acuminating
Past Perfect
I had acuminated
you had acuminated
he/she/it had acuminated
we had acuminated
you had acuminated
they had acuminated
Future
I will acuminate
you will acuminate
he/she/it will acuminate
we will acuminate
you will acuminate
they will acuminate
Future Perfect
I will have acuminated
you will have acuminated
he/she/it will have acuminated
we will have acuminated
you will have acuminated
they will have acuminated
Future Continuous
I will be acuminating
you will be acuminating
he/she/it will be acuminating
we will be acuminating
you will be acuminating
they will be acuminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acuminating
you have been acuminating
he/she/it has been acuminating
we have been acuminating
you have been acuminating
they have been acuminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acuminating
you will have been acuminating
he/she/it will have been acuminating
we will have been acuminating
you will have been acuminating
they will have been acuminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acuminating
you had been acuminating
he/she/it had been acuminating
we had been acuminating
you had been acuminating
they had been acuminating
Conditional
I would acuminate
you would acuminate
he/she/it would acuminate
we would acuminate
you would acuminate
they would acuminate
Past Conditional
I would have acuminated
you would have acuminated
he/she/it would have acuminated
we would have acuminated
you would have acuminated
they would have acuminated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acuminate - make sharp or acuteacuminate - make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
taper, sharpen, point - give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
Adj.1.acuminate - (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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acuminate

adjectiveverb
To give a sharp edge to:
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1/3 of frond length; fertile blades 16-20 x 1.3-2.2 cm, linear-elliptic, basally narrowly acute to attenuate, apically long-acute to acuminate; intersporangial scales absent.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: NEEDLE-LIKE, 1" to 2" long and 1/8" to 1/4" wide, linear-lanceolate shape with finely serrated margins, tip sharply acuminate, 2 whitish bands of stomata underneath.
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It is no longer sufficient merely to inspect the penis for obvious condylomata acuminata, (8) as the acuminate (papilliform) warts, generally types 6 and 11, have a low malignancy potential.
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Anal valves with numerous acuminate chaetae; each lateral valve with chaetae a0, 2a1, and 2a2; upper valve with chaetae a0, 2b1, 2b2, c0, 2c1, and 2c2 (Fig.
(1,2) They observed a penile lesion that clinically resembled both common condyloma acuminate (venereal warts) and squamous cell carcinoma, but differing from both of them regarding the biological (1) behaviour and the histopathological appearance.
Lymnaea rufescens as separate species instead of a form (variety) of Lymnea acuminate. Burdi et al., (2008) reported the ecological studies on freshwater Gastropods (snails) of Indus River near Kotri Barrage, Sindh, Pakistan.