Definition of Formicate

1. Verb. Crawl about like ants.

Generic synonyms: Crawl, Creep
Derivative terms: Formication



Definition of Formicate

1. a. Resembling, or pertaining to, an ant or ants.

2. v. i. To creep or crawl like ants; swarm with, or as with, ants.

Definition of Formicate

1. Verb. To move like ants. ¹

2. Verb. To have a sensation like the movement of ants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Formicate

1. Resembling, or pertaining to, an ant or ants. Origin: L. Formica an ant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formicate

formiate
formiates
formic
formic acid
formic aldehyde
formica
formicaite
formican
formicaria
formicarian
formicaries
formicarium
formicaroid
formicary
formicas
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formicated
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formicatory
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formicids
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formidabilities
formidability
formidable
formidableness
formidably

Literary usage of Formicate

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"Among crystals, the author selected for special examination red ferrocyanide of iron, sulphate of zinc, and formicate of copper. The first is paramagnetic, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"(nonce word), formicate (rare or med.), 2. Referring to plants: run, trail, ... Referring to the sensation: crawl; spec. formicate (rare), ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America. by Asa Gray (1878)
"Corolla with tube equalling or surpassing the calyx, somewhat inflate«! above; the thront more or less contracted and 5-formicate beneath the sinuses; ..."

4. Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature by Frank Edgar Farley, Harvard University Dept. of Modern Languages (1896)
"wherewith U\ty formicate. (S.) I II, p. 209. SATIRE VII. Too much preparing lost them all their lives ; Like some in plagues kill with preservatives, (vv. ..."

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