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Acuminated

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Acu'minated. particip.adj. Ending in a point; sharp-pointed.

This is not acuminated and pointed, as in the rest, but seemeth, as it were, cut off. Brown‘s Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c. 14.

I appropriate this word, Noli me tangere, to a small round acuminated tubercle, which hath not much pain, unless it be touched or rubbed, or otherways exasperated by topicks. Wiseman's Surgery.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acuminated." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13369.


  1. noli me tangere is Latin for “Do not touch me” (perhaps most famously used in John 20:17).

  2. Brandi on May 21st, 2014 at 10:18 am

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