Quintate meaning

(rare) Seize or destroy one fifth (of something).
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(botany) An erroneous formation where quinate is meant.
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(chemistry)
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(botany, rare) An erroneous formation where quinate is meant.
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(mathematics, rare, of a quinary-decimal number system) The set of the series of integers that occur between a multiple of five and the next (exclusive of those multiples).
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Origin of quintate

  • First attested in verbal use in 1812, in adjectival use in 1851, and in nominal use in 1889; from the Classical Latin quīntus (“fifth”); in the verbal sense after decimate, and in the botanic senses by mistaken analogy with ternate.

    From Wiktionary