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Ate

[ey-tee, ah-tee]
noun
an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it.

Origin:
< Greek, special use of átē reckless impulse, ruin, akin to aáein to mislead, harm

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ate (ɛt, eɪt)
 
vb
the past tense of eat

Ate (ˈeɪtɪ, ˈɑːtɪ)
 
n
Greek myth a goddess who makes men blind so that they will blunder into guilty acts
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek atē a rash impulse]

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ate
p.t. of eat (q.v.).
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-ate suff.

  1. A derivative of a specified chemical compound or element: aluminate.

  2. A salt or ester of a specified acid whose name ends in -ic: acetate.

eat (ēt)
v. ate (āt), eat·en (ēt'n), eat·ing, eats

  1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.

  2. To consume, ravage, or destroy by or as if by ingesting, such as by a disease.

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-ate  
A suffix used to form the name of a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ic, such as acetate, a salt or ester of acetic acid. Such salts or esters have one oxygen atom more than corresponding salts or esters with names ending in -ite. For example, a sulfate is a salt of sulfuric acid and contains the group SO4, while a sulfite contains SO3. Compare -ite.
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ATE
automatic test equipment
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