Acuminate Definition

ə-kyo͝omə-nĭt, -nāt
acuminated, acuminates, acuminating
adjective
Pointed; tapering to a point.
An acuminate leaf.
Webster's New World
Tapering gradually to a sharp point, as the tips of certain leaves.
American Heritage Medicine
Acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
Wiktionary

(botany, mycology) Tapering to a long point at its apex.

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verb
To sharpen or taper.
American Heritage
To make sharp or pointed.
Webster's New World

To render sharp or keen; to sharpen.

Wiktionary

(intransitive) To end in or come to a sharp point.

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Origin of Acuminate

  • Latin acūminātus past participle of acūmināre to sharpen from acūmen acuteness acumen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin acuminatus, past participle of acuminare, to sharpen to a point

    From Wiktionary

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