Origin of acervateClassical Latin acervatus, past participle of acervare, to heap up from acervus, a heap
(comparative more acervate, superlative most acervate)
- (chiefly botany, rare) Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.
(third-person singular simple present acervates, present participle acervating, simple past and past participle acervated)
- (obsolete) To heap up.
From Latin acervātus, perfect passive participle of acervō (“heap or pile up”), from acervus (“heap”).