What does acuminate mean?

acuminate meaning in General Dictionary

to get rid of in or arrived at a-sharp point

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  • To make razor-sharp or keen
  • Tapering to a point directed as acuminate leaves teeth etc
  • (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
  • make sharp or intense; taper; make (something) arrived at a place
  • Tapering to a spot; directed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
  • To render razor-sharp or keen.
  • To end in, or started to, a-sharp point.

acuminate meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Tapering to a spot; directed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.

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  • (v. t.) To render razor-sharp or keen.
  • (v. i.) To end in, or come to, a-sharp point.

Sentence Examples with the word acuminate

There are two families of Terebrantia: (a) the Aeolpthripidae, whose feelers have nine segments; whose wings, relatively broad and rounded at the tip, have a few cross nervules, and whose ovipositor is curved backwards; and (b) the Thripidae, whose feelers have six to eight segments, whose narrow acuminate wings have no cross nervules, and whose ovipositor (fig.

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