amate

1 [uh-meyt]
verb (used with object), amated, amating. Archaic.
to dismay; daunt.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French amatir, equivalent to a- a-5 + matir to subdue, derivative of mat subdued, dull. See mat3

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amate

2 [uh-meyt]
verb (used with object), amated, amating. Obsolete.
to be a mate to.

Origin:
1590–1600; a-1 + mate1

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She ran away into the hills and hid under an amate tree.
In particular, it is nonconvergent whenever the transverse component of the flux is discontinuous across amate-rial interface.
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