Punctuate Punc"tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punctuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Punctuating}.] [Cf. F. ponctuer. See {Punctual}.] To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning. [1913 Webster]

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