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cultrate

[ kuhl-treyt ]
/ ˈkʌl treɪt /
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adjective

sharp-edged and pointed, as a leaf.

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Also cul·trat·ed [kuhl-trey-tid] /ˈkʌl treɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of cultrate

1855–60; <Latin cultrātus knife-shaped, equivalent to cultr- (stem of culter) knife + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM cultrate

sub·cul·trate, adjectivesub·cul·trat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cultrate

cultrate

cultrated

/ (ˈkʌltreɪt) /

adjective

shaped like a knife bladecultrate leaves

Word Origin for cultrate

C19: from Latin cultrātus, from culter knife
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