[verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit] /verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt/

verb (used with or without object), festinated, festinating.
to hurry; hasten.


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