-ate (to do)

(Latin: a suffix; to do, to make, to cause, or to act upon; to do something with)

evaporate (verb), evaporates; evaporated; evaporating
1. To lose, or cause to lose, liquid by changing water into steam and leaving a more concentrated residue: "As something evaporates, it changes a liquid into a mist or fumes which is usually done by heating to just below its boiling point, or to change from a liquid to a mist in this way."

"The solution was evaporated to dryness."

3. To remove liquid from something, usually by heating, to produce a more concentrated or solid substance: "Bruce evaporated the oil by heating it enough to evaporate any remaining moisture."
4. To disappear gradually, or to fade away to nothing: "The militancy of the group had evaporated since their defeat by government forces."

"To evaporate something; such as, a metal film on a surface through the condensation of a gaseous or a steam substance."

fortunate (adjective), more fortunate, most fortunate
Pertaining to the state of being blessed, favored, or well-off: It was most fortunate and unexpected that Ivan was able to get a ticket for the concert that evening.

With all of his ailments, Frank is fortunate to have such a loving and devoted wife.

1. A solid compound containing water molecules combined in a definite ratio as an integral part of the crystal.
2. To combine chemically with water.
3. To supply water to a person or thing in order to restore or to maintain fluid balance.
illiterate (s) (noun), illiterates (pl)
1. Someone who is unable to read or write: Susan was an illiterate who did not know the alphabet, let alone competent enough to peruse the contents of a text.
2. Anyone who has or demonstrates having very little or no education: In some parts of the world there are many illiterates who have had little or no formal or proper schooling.
indiscriminate (adjective), more indiscriminate, most indiscriminate
irate (adjective)
1. Extremely angry; enraged; furious, indignant, ireful, wrathful: "The irate protesters were turning cars over and breaking the windows of the stores on the street."
2. Characterized or occasioned by anger: "She made an irate phone call for a taxi because the bus was so late."
3. Showing or typical of great anger: "His irate neighbors yelled at him for having such a loud party; especially, so late at night."
magistrate (s) (noun), magistrates (pl)
1. A public official authorized to decide on questions bought before a court of justice: Tom's father was a magistrate who held his office with pride.
2. A judge in a lower court whose jurisdiction is limited to the trial of misdemeanors and the conduct of preliminary hearings on more serious charges: A magistrate has the job of carrying out the laws, but a magistrate normally does not make the final rulings on murder cases.
3. A minor law officer or member of a local judiciary with extremely limited powers: A magistrate can be a justice of the peace having administrative and limited judicial authority or who deals with traffic violations.
medicate (MED i kayt") (verb), medicates; medicating; medicated
1. To treat a disease with pharmaceutical drugs or prescriptions: Rebecca was so sick that her doctor had to medicate her so she could be healthy again.

Doctor Nelson wants to medicate James, her patient, with a different prescription because he apparently has developed a strange allergy to the other drug.

2. To include healing substances for treatment of an unhealthy condition: One of the shampoos that Erla has was medicated with a therapeutic chemical to prevent dandruff from developing on her head.
3. To chemically infuse a curative fluid with ingredients that improve one's bodily injuries: After falling on the ice and hurting herself badly, Lynn’s mother had to medicate her pains and bruises with a special ointment from the drug store.
obstinate (adjective); more obstinate, most obstinate
1. Pertaining to person who adheres to an opinion, a purpose, or a course of action in spite of reasons for not doing it or presents arguments against such behavior: Mark, the teacher, was trying to deal with an obstinate pupil who refused to put his cell phone away during class, so the boy was sent to the principal.

Despite the dangers of severe flood warnings, Ted and his family were too obstinate to leave their house for a safer area.

2. Relating to something which is very difficult to deal with and not easily overcome or removed: There was an obstinate stain on Jim's shirt which could not be removed even though it was washed twice.
Determined to have one's own way even when it is unacceptable and unreasonable.
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