Acerate
Acerate Ac"er*ate, n. [See {Aceric}.] (Chem.) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. [1913 Webster]

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  • Acerate — Ac er*ate, a. Acerose; needle shaped. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acerate — [as′ər āt΄, as′ər it] adj. [L aceratus, needlelike < acus: see ACEROSE1] Biol. needle shaped …   English World dictionary

  • acerate — adj. [L. acer, sharp] Of or pertaining to needle shaped; acerose; acicular …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acerate — /as euh rayt , euhr it/, adj. acerose1. [1840 50; < L acer (by the error analyzed for ACEROSE1) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acerate — 1. noun A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. 2. adjective Acerose; needle shaped …   Wiktionary

  • acerate — ac·er·ate …   English syllables

  • acerate —   a. see acerose …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acerate — adjective narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves • Syn: ↑acerose, ↑acicular, ↑needle shaped • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided • Derivationally related forms: ↑acicula …   Useful english dictionary

  • acerate leaf — noun the leaf of a conifer • Syn: ↑needle • Hypernyms: ↑simple leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • acerose —   , acerate   a. like a needle …   Dictionary of difficult words

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