[ adjective noo-klee-it, -eyt, nyoo-; verb noo-klee-eyt, nyoo- ]
/ adjective ˈnu kli ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈnyu-; verb ˈnu kliˌeɪt, ˈnyu- /
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having a nucleus.
verb (used with object), nu·cle·at·ed, nu·cle·at·ing.
to form (something) into a nucleus.
verb (used without object), nu·cle·at·ed, nu·cle·at·ing.
to form a nucleus.
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Origin of nucleate
OTHER WORDS FROM nucleatenu·cle·a·tion [noo-klee-ey-shuhn, nyoo-], /ˌnu kliˈeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu-/, nounnu·cle·a·tor, nounmul·ti·nu·cle·ate, adjectiveun·nu·cle·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby nucleate
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How to use nucleate in a sentence
This is when other ideas begin to nucleate around the core idea.
I heard a doctor say to let 'im rest to-night an' 'nucleate in the mornin'.The Hole in the Wall|Arthur Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for nucleate
adjective (ˈnjuːklɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
having a nucleus
verb (ˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt) (intr)
to form a nucleus
Derived forms of nucleatenucleation, nounnucleator, noun
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Medical definitions for nucleate
[ nōō′klē-āt′, -ĭt ]
To form into a nucleus.
To serve or act as a nucleus for.
To provide a nucleus for.
A salt of a nucleic acid.
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