Botany, Zoology. pointed; tapering to a point.
to make sharp or keen.
Historical Examples

The lesions begin as pin-head, waxy-looking, rounded or acuminated elevations, gradually attaining the size of small peas.
Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

Spire slightly produced, acuminated; the whorls with a central indented line.
Zoological Illustrations, Volume I William Swainson

Cuspidate: prickly pointed; ending in a sharp point; with an acuminated point ending in a bristle.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

Irritating secretions are thought to be causative in the acuminated variety.
Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

Female rather paler, throat and breast washed with ochraceous, and outer primaries not acuminated.
Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2) P. L. Sclater

The two middle feathers of the acuminated tail greatly exceed the others in length, measuring five inches.
Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2) P. L. Sclater

Tail-feathers ten, strong, rigid, acuminated; the two middle ones longest.
Zoological Illustrations, Volume I William Swainson

adjective (əˈkjuːmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
verb (əˈkjuːmɪˌneɪt)
(transitive) to make pointed or sharp

acuminate a·cu·mi·nate (ə-kyōō’mə-nĭt, -nāt’)
Tapering to a point; pointed.

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