cruciate definition

  • adjective:
    • Arranged in or developing a cross; cruciform.
    • Overlapping or crossing, once the wings of some bugs whenever at peace.
    • Shaped like a cross: the cruciate ligaments associated with the knee.
    • In the form of a cross; cruciform.
    • Overlapping or crossing.
    • Tormented.
    • getting the leaves or petals arranged in the form of a cross; cruciform.
    • shaped like a cross
  • verb:
    • To torture; to torment.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See excruciate.
  • others:
    • To torture; torment; afflict with extreme pain or distress; excruciate.
    • Tormented; excruciated.
    • In botany, having the form of a cross with equal arms, as the flowers of mustard, etc.; cruciform: applied also to tetraspores of red marine algæ. See tetraspore.
    • In zöol., crucial or cruciform; entered or cross-shaped; particularly, in entomology, crossing both diagonally in repose, because the wings of several hymenopterous insects in addition to hemelytra for the Heteroptera.
  • noun:
    • An obsolete as a type of crusade.

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