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amate1

[uh-meyt] /əˈmeɪt/
verb (used with object), amated, amating. Archaic.
1.
to dismay; daunt.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French amatir, equivalent to a- a-5 + matir to subdue, derivative of mat subdued, dull. See mat3

amate2

[uh-meyt] /əˈmeɪt/
verb (used with object), amated, amating. Obsolete
1.
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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