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fes·ti·nate

 (fĕs′tə-nĭt)
adj.
Hasty.
intr.v. (-nāt′) fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing, fes·ti·nates
To hasten.

[Latin festinātus, past participle of festināre, to hasten.]

fes′ti·nate·ly adv.
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festinate

(ˈfɛstɪˌneɪt)
vb (intr)
to hurry, hasten
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fes•ti•nate

(v. ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adj. -ˌneɪt, -nɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to hurry; hasten.
adj.
2. hurried; hasty.
[1595–1605; < Latin festināre to hurry; see -ate1]
fes′ti•nate`ly, adv.
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festinate

, festination - If something is hasty or hurried, it is festinate, and to festinate is to walk fast, make haste; festination is "haste, speed."
See also related terms for hasty.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.festinate - act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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festinate

verb
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It manifests with the classic triad of dementia, incontinence, and magnetic or festinating gait ("wild, wet, and wobbly").
She also had a festinating gait with only slight arm swing, and her gaits turned and started in hesitation but without rest or action tremor.
As the disease progresses, gait impairments worsen and individuals may develop a festinating gait pattern with short, rapid steps, or freezing of gait, which may lead to falls and decreased quality of life (Grimbergen, Munneke, & Bloem, 2004; Shulman, 2010; Shulman et al., 2008).