verb (used with object), punctuated, punctuating.
to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear.
to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.
to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
verb (used without object), punctuated, punctuating.
to insert or use marks of punctuation.

1625–35; < Medieval Latin pūnctuātus (past participle of pūnctuāre to point), derivative of Latin pūnctus a pricking; see punctual

punctuator, noun
nonpunctuating, adjective
repunctuate, verb (used with object), repunctuated, repunctuating.
unpunctuated, adjective
unpunctuating, adjective
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punctuate (ˈpʌŋktjʊˌeɪt)
1.  (also intr) to insert punctuation marks into (a written text)
2.  to interrupt or insert at frequent intervals: a meeting punctuated by heckling
3.  to give emphasis to
[C17: from Medieval Latin punctuāre to prick, from Latin punctum a prick, from pungere to puncture]

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Example sentences
Similar clauses introduced by where and when are similarly punctuated.
These high-country campsites are tucked into a densely forested valley
  punctuated with wild-flowers and aspens.
But a number of specific themes have punctuated their discourse, lending it an
  incipient plausibility and coherence.
Its centerpiece is a narrow pool of water punctuated by lotus-shaped fountains.
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