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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Definitions for festinate

  1. to hurry; hasten.
  2. hurried.

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Citations for festinate
Move—move—move! Put some order on things! Come on, Sarah—hide that bucket. Whose are these slates? Somebody take these dishes away. Festinate! Festinate! Brian Friel, Translations, 1980
That night he had the firm belief he would never need to eat again as long as he lived, and he wandered around in the dark, keeping his legs moving in a desperate attempt to festinate digestion… Tibor Fischer, Under the Frog, 1992
Origin of festinate
1595-1605
Festinate descends from the Latin verb festīnāre of the same meaning. It entered English around 1600.