Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sharpen; make pungent or sharp, literally or figuratively.
  • Having an elongate smooth form pointed at one end; needle-shaped: applied to sponge-spicules.
  • An acuate monactinellid sponge-spicule.
  • Sharpened; pointed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
  • adjective Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sharpened; sharp-pointed.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective ending in a sharp point

Etymologies

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From medieval Latin acuatus, past participle of acuare, variant of acuere "to sharpen", from acus "needle".

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  • acuate get the point

    January 13, 2007