[ verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit ]
/ verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt /
verb (used with or without object), fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing.
to hurry; hasten.
Fancy Words For Everyday ActivitiesHumming (is so boring) Yet, bombinating sounds much more interesting! This word may sound a bit like bumblebee, which is kind of neat as it means “to hum, or buzz.” First published in the late 1800s, bombinate and bombilate are twins with family-tree roots tangled in both Greek and Latin derivatives (confusing) that lead to the late Latin bombilāre, or “to hum.” Breathing (is so …
Origin of festinate
1595–1605; < Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre; see -ate1
Related formsfes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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