[verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit]

verb (used with or without object), fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing.

to hurry; hasten.


Origin of festinate

1595–1605; < Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre; see -ate1
Related formsfes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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Related Words for festinate

sail, dash, whiz, sprint, speed, quicken, zip, flash, hustle, shoot, run, dart, bolt, hurry, fly, whisk, tear, zoom, scurry, race