Definitions for: Cruciate


[adj] shaped like a cross



Webster (1913) Definition: Cru"ci*ate (kr?"sh?-?t or -sh?t; 106), a. [L.
cruciatus, p. p. of cruciare to crucify, torture, fr. crux,
crucis, a cross. See Cross.]
1. Tormented. [Obs.] --Bale.

2. (Bot.) Having the leaves or petals arranged in the form of
a cross; cruciform.


Cru"ci*ate (kr?"sh?-?t), v. t.
To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See Excruciate. --Bale.

Synonyms: cruciform, symmetric, symmetrical

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