Catenate Cat"e*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Catenated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catenating}.] [L. catenatus, p. p. of catenare, fr. catena chain. See {Chain}.] To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]

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