acuminate (third-person singular simple present acuminates, present participle acuminating, simple past and past participle acuminated)
1.Botany, Zoology. pointed; tapering to a point.
2.to make sharp or keen.
1. narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf verb (əˈkjuːmɪˌneɪt)
2. (transitive) to make pointed or sharp Derived Formsacumination, noun Word OriginC17, from Latin acūmināre to sharpen; see acumenCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.
Acuminate and other species do well by the seaside, and are serviceable as wind-screens, nurse-trees and hedges.
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