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[verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit]
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verb (used with or without object), fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing.
  1. to hurry; hasten.
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  1. hurried.
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Origin of festinate

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

  • Give enlargement to the swain--bring him festinately hither.

    Miles Wallingford

    James Fenimore Cooper