Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sharpened; sharp-pointed.
  • v. To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
  • adj. Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sharpen; make pungent or sharp, literally or figuratively.
  • Sharpened; pointed.
  • Having an elongate smooth form pointed at one end; needle-shaped: applied to sponge-spicules.
  • An acuate monactinellid sponge-spicule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ending in a sharp point

Etymologies

From medieval Latin acuatus, past participle of acuare, variant of acuere "to sharpen", from acus "needle". (Wiktionary)

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