Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sharpen; make pungent or sharp, literally or figuratively.
- Sharpened; pointed.
- Having an elongate smooth form pointed at one end; needle-shaped: applied to sponge-spicules.
- An acuate monactinellid sponge-spicule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
- adj. Sharpened; sharp-pointed.
- adj. ending in a sharp point
- From medieval Latin acuatus, past participle of acuare, variant of acuere "to sharpen", from acus "needle". (Wiktionary)
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“Nothing doeth so moche sharpe and acuate the witte and capacitée of any one, as this kinde of exercise.”
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