acerate

[ as-uh-reyt, -er-it ]
/ ˈæs əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. acephaly,
  2. acephate,
  3. acequia,
  4. acer,
  5. aceramic,
  6. acerb,
  7. acerbate,
  8. acerbic,
  9. acerbity,
  10. acerola

Origin of acerate

1840–50; < Latin acer- (by the error analyzed for acerose1) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for acerate

acerate

/ (ˈæsəˌreɪt, -rɪt) /

adjective

another word for acerose

Word Origin for acerate

C19: from Latin ācer sharp + -ate 1

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