[ kon-ster-neyt ]
/ ˈkɒn stərˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), con·ster·nat·ed, con·ster·nat·ing.
to dismay, confuse, or terrify.
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Origin of consternate
OTHER WORDS FROM consternateun·con·ster·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use consternate in a sentence
They ask for Mademoiselle, are consternated when they learn of her departing.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for consternate
/ (ˈkɒnstəˌneɪt) /
(tr; usually passive) to fill with anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
Word Origin for consternate
C17: from Latin consternāre, from sternere to lay low, spread out
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