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1. Of a golden color; gilded.
2. Inflated and pompous in style.
[Middle English aureat, from Late Latin aureātus, from aureus, golden, from aurum, gold.]
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1. covered with gold; gilded
2. (Colours) of a golden colour
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
[C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold]
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au•re•ate(ˈɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
1. golden or gilded.
2. characterized by ornate, often pompous language.
[1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold]
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|Adj.||1.||aureate - elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"|
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
|2.||aureate - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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