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festinate

[ verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit ]
/ verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing.
adjective
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Origin of festinate

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin festīnātus “hurried,” past participle of festināre; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM festinate

fes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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