individuate[in′də vij′o̵̅o̅ āt′]
transitive verbindividuated, individuating
- to make individual or distinct; specif., to differentiate from others of the same species or kind
- to form into an individual; develop as a separate organic unit
Origin of individuate; from Medieval Latin individuatus, past participle of individuare ; from Classical Latin individuus: see individual
transitive verbin·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing, in·di·vid·u·ates
- To give individuality to; individualize.
- To form into a separate, distinct entity.
(third-person singular simple present individuates, present participle individuating, simple past and past participle individuated)
- To make, or cause to appear, individual.
(comparative more individuate, superlative most individuate)