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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspa.tjʊ.lət/, /ˈspa.tʃʊ.lət/
spatulate (comparative more spatulate, superlative most spatulate)
- Shaped like a spatula; having a rounded, flattened extremity.
- 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 804:
- For a moment he was sunk in thought, coiling (so it seemed) and uncoiling his long spatulate fingers.
- (botany, of leaf) Having a broad, flat end and tapering into a narrower base.
having a broad, flat end and tapering into a narrower base
spatulate (third-person singular simple present spatulates, present participle spatulating, simple past and past participle spatulated)
- To treat or mix with a spatula.
- To incise the end of a pliable cylindrical structure such that the cut end can be splayed apart and flattened