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acerate

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