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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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