acumination

acuminate

[adj. uh-kyoo-muh-nit, -neyt; v. uh-kyoo-muh-neyt]
adjective
1.
Botany, Zoology. pointed; tapering to a point.
verb (used with object), acuminated, acuminating.
2.
to make sharp or keen.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin acūminātus (past participle of acūmināre), equivalent to acūmin- (stem of acūmen) acumen + -ātus -ate1

acumination, noun
subacuminate, adjective
subacumination, noun
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acuminate
 
adj
1.  narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
 
vb
2.  (tr) to make pointed or sharp
 
[C17: from Latin acūmināre to sharpen; see acumen]
 
acumi'nation
 
n

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acuminate a·cu·mi·nate (ə-kyōō'mə-nĭt, -nāt')
adj.
Tapering to a point; pointed.

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