crenelated

[kren-l-ey-tid]
Also especially British, cren·el·lat·ed.

Origin of crenelated

First recorded in 1815–25; crenelate + -ed2

crenelate

[kren-l-eyt]
verb (used with object), cren·el·at·ed, cren·el·at·ing.
  1. to furnish with crenels or battlements.
adjective
  1. crenelated.
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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British Dictionary definitions for crenellated

crenellated

US crenelated

adjective
  1. having battlements
  2. (of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
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Word Origin and History for crenellated

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.

crenelated

adj.

1823, past participle adjective from crenelate.

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