from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arranged in or forming a cross; cruciform.
- adj. Overlapping or crossing, as the wings of some insects when at rest.
- adj. Shaped like a cross: the cruciate ligaments of the knee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In the form of a cross; cruciform.
- adj. Overlapping or crossing.
- v. To torture; to torment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tormented.
- adj. Having the leaves or petals arranged in the form of a cross; cruciform.
- transitive v. To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See excruciate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To torture; torment; afflict with extreme pain or distress; excruciate.
- Tormented; excruciated.
- In botany, having the form of a cross with equal arms, as the flowers of mustard, etc.; cruciform: applied also to tetraspores of red marine algæ. See tetraspore.
- In zöol., crucial or cruciform; crossed or cross-shaped; specifically, in entomology, crossing each other diagonally in repose, as the wings of many hymenopterous insects and the hemelytra of the Heteroptera.
- n. An obsolete form of crusade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped like a cross
New Latin cruciātus, from Latin crux, cruc-, cross.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cruciatus. (Wiktionary)