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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.

to hurry; hasten.

adjective

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Origin of festinate

1595–1605; <Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre;see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM festinate

fes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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