constellate

[kon-stuh-leyt]

verb (used with or without object), con·stel·lat·ed, con·stel·lat·ing.

to cluster together, as stars in a constellation.

Nearby words

  1. constantinopolitan creed,
  2. constantly,
  3. constanţa,
  4. constatation,
  5. constative,
  6. constellation,
  7. constellations,
  8. constellatory,
  9. conster,
  10. consternate

Origin of constellate

1615–25; < Late Latin constellātus star-studded, equivalent to Latin con- con- + stell(a) star + -ātus -ate1

Related formsun·con·stel·lat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for constellate

constellate

verb

to form into clusters in or as if in constellations
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