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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-uh-reyt, -er-it]
    • /ˈæs əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-uh-reyt, -er-it]
    • /ˈæs əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt/

Definitions of acerate word

  • adjective acerate needle-shaped 3
  • abbreviation ACERATE acerose1 . 1
  • noun acerate (chemistry) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. 1
  • adjective acerate Acerose; needle-shaped (long and pointed). 0

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Origin of acerate

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Latin acer- (by the error analyzed for acerose1) + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Acerate


acerate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acerate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acerate

adj acerate

  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • mucronate — having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
  • pointy — having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

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