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catenate

[ kat-n-eyt ]
/ ˈkæt nˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), cat·e·nat·ed, cat·e·nat·ing.

to link together; form into a connected series: catenated cells.

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Origin of catenate

1615–25; <Latin catēnātus chained, equivalent to catēn(a) a chain + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM catenate

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

catenate
/ (ˈkætɪˌneɪt) /

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 catēnāre to bind with chains
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