spatulate

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspa.tjʊ.lət/, /ˈspa.tʃʊ.lət/

AdjectiveEdit

spatulate (comparative more spatulate, superlative most spatulate)

  1. 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.
  2. (botany, of leaf) Having a broad, flat end and tapering into a narrower base.

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VerbEdit

spatulate (third-person singular simple present spatulates, present participle spatulating, simple past and past participle spatulated)

  1. To treat or mix with a spatula.
  2. To incise the end of a pliable cylindrical structure such that the cut end can be splayed apart and flattened

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

spatulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of spatulātus
Last modified on 15 September 2013, at 16:10