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crenelate

[kren-l-eyt] /ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), crenelated, crenelating.
1.
to furnish with crenels or battlements.
adjective
Also, especially British, crenellate.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French crénel(er) to crenelate (see crenel) + -ate1
Related forms
crenelation; especially British, crenellation, noun
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Word Origin and History for crenellations

crenelate

v.

early 14c., from French créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed Latin *crenella as a diminutive of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the past participle adjective included carneled.

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