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nucleate

[ adjective noo-klee-it, -eyt, nyoo-; verb noo-klee-eyt, nyoo- ]
/ adjective 藞nu kli 瑟t, -藢e瑟t, 藞nyu-; verb 藞nu kli藢e瑟t, 藞nyu- /
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adjective
having a nucleus.
verb (used with object), nu路cle路at路ed, nu路cle路at路ing.
to form (something) into a nucleus.
verb (used without object), nu路cle路at路ed, nu路cle路at路ing.
to form a nucleus.
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Origin of nucleate

First recorded in 1860鈥65, nucleate is from the Latin word nucle膩tus having a kernel or stone. See nucleus, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM nucleate

nu路cle路a路tion [noo-klee-ey-shuhn, nyoo-], /藢nu kli藞e瑟 蕛蓹n, 藢nyu-/, nounnu路cle路a路tor, nounmul路ti路nu路cle路ate, adjectiveun路nu路cle路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleate

nucleate

adjective (藞nju藧kl瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t)
having a nucleus
verb (藞nju藧kl瑟藢e瑟t) (intr)
to form a nucleus

Derived forms of nucleate

nucleation, nounnucleator, noun
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Medical definitions for nucleate

nucleate
[ n艒艒kl膿-膩t鈥, -沫t ]

adj.
Nucleated.
v.
To form into a nucleus.
To serve or act as a nucleus for.
To provide a nucleus for.
n.
A salt of a nucleic acid.
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