crenelate

[kren-l-eyt]

verb (used with object), cren·el·at·ed, cren·el·at·ing.

to furnish with crenels or battlements.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. crena,
  2. crenate,
  3. crenation,
  4. crenature,
  5. crenel,
  6. crenelated,
  7. crenellate,
  8. crenellated,
  9. crenelle,
  10. crenocyte

Also especially British, cren·el·late.

Origin of crenelate

1815–25; < French crénel(er) to crenelate (see crenel) + -ate1

Related formscren·el·a·tion; especially British, cren·el·la·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for crenelate

crenelate

v.

early 14c., from French créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed Latin *crenella as a diminutive of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the past participle adjective included carneled.

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