[adjective noo-klee-it, -eyt, nyoo-; verb noo-klee-eyt, nyoo-]
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.
Origin of nucleate
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adjective (ˈnjuːklɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
having a nucleus
verb (ˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt) (intr)
to form a nucleus
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1861, noun of action from nucleate (v.), from Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare, from nucleus (see nucleus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The beginning of chemical or physical changes at discrete points in a system, such as the formation of crystals in a liquid.
The formation of cell nuclei.
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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