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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Make sharp or acute

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Make sharp or acute. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Pointed; of a leaf's shape.

Usage examples (8)
  • We will advise you how to acuminate the backyard mower blades at minimum amount and effort.
  • Palea is 3-nerved, narrow acuminate with a ciliate keel.
  • The female spikelet is ovoid acuminate and has four glumes.
  • The second glume is ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate or awned, 5-nerved, lateral nerves being marginal and hairy. for more
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  • ''Acuminate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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