[ kur-teyt ]
/ ˈkɜr teɪt /


shortened; reduced; abbreviated.


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Origin of curtate

1670–80; < Latin curtātus past participle of curtāre to shorten, derivative of curtus. See curt, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for curtate

/ (ˈkɜːteɪt) /



Word Origin for curtate

C17: from Late Latin curtāre to shorten, from Latin curtus cut short; see curt
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