Definition of Acuminate

1. Verb. Make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point.

Generic synonyms: Point, Sharpen, Taper
Derivative terms: Acumen, Acumen



2. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point.
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided
Derivative terms: Acumen

Definition of Acuminate

1. a. Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.

2. v. t. To render sharp or keen.

3. v. i. To end in, or come to, a sharp point.

Definition of Acuminate

1. Adjective. Tapering to a point; pointed. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany mycology) Tapering to a long point at its apex. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To render sharp or keen; to sharpen. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To end in or come to a sharp point. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acuminate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Acuminate

1. Tapering gradually to a protracted point, used to descibe a leaf that tapers abruptly to a sharp point. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acuminate

acuition
acuity
aculea
aculeacin A acylase
aculeate
aculeated
aculei
aculeiform
aculeolate
aculeous
aculeus
acultural
aculturally
acumen
acumens
acuminate (current term)
acuminate leaf
acuminate papular syphilid
acuminated
acuminates
acuminating
acumination
acuminations
acuminite
acuminites
acuminose
acuminous
acuology
acupoint
acupoints

Literary usage of Acuminate

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"The majority of the pustules are acuminate or conical in shape and reddish in color, with infiltrated bases. Occasionally, a few or all of the lesions may ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Shrub, about 2 ft. high, with the branches red-puberulent or glabrous: lys. about 3 in. long, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, serrate- crenate, ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa ( Gray, Merritt Lyndon Fernald, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1908)
"... pubescent at length scabrous above, pubescent along the veins beneath, the 4-6 paire of acute or acuminate lobes often with reflexed tips; petioles 2-3 ..."

4. The Flora of British India by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"... sepals oblong- lanceolate acuminate green, petals narrowly linear, lip white mettled with yellow-brown, side lobes narrow, disk with 8 crisped ridges, ..."

5. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"Monoecious: plants irregularly bipinnate: stem-leaves large, lanceolate-acuminate, cris- pate; borders revolute, undulate: capsule short-pedicelled, erect, ..."

6. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"segments narrowly acuminate : style long and stigmas exserted : capsule acute : seeds (about 2 lines long), usually dark brown, in few many-flowered heads ..."

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