[ 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.
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Origin of festinate
1595–1605; < Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre; see -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM festinatefes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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Give enlargement to the swain--bring him festinately hither.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper