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catenate

[ kat-n-eyt ]
/ 藞k忙t n藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cat路e路nat路ed, cat路e路nat路ing.
to link together; form into a connected series: catenated cells.
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Origin of catenate

1615鈥25; <Latin cat膿n膩tus chained, equivalent to cat膿n(a) a chain + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM catenate

in路ter路cat路e路nat路ed, adjectiveun路cat路e路nat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for catenate

catenate
/ (藞k忙t瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
biology to arrange or be arranged in a series of chains or rings
adjective
another word for catenulate

Derived forms of catenate

catenation, noun

Word Origin for catenate

C17: from Latin cat膿n膩re to bind with chains
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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