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List phrases that spell out -ate
We found 9 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word -ate:
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General (7 matching dictionaries)
- -ate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
- -ate: Wordnik [home, info]
- -ate: Wiktionary [home, info]
- -ate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
- -ate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
- -ate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
- -ate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
Art (1 matching dictionary)
- -ate: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]
Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
- -ate: Medical dictionary [home, info]
Quick definitions (-ate)|
() As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.
() As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.
() As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).
-ate () In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.
(This definition is from the 1913 Webster's Dictionary and may be outdated.)