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Definition of "spatulate" [spat•u•late]

  • Shaped like a spatula. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spatulate" in a sentence
  • "Curved on top, perfectly spatulate nails (a sign of intuitive insight), a healthy shell pink, crowning long, slender pianist fingers."
  • " He noticed for the millionth time that her fingertips were slightly spatulate, as if her body needed to touch more, feel more than other people."
  • "Her hands are spatulate and flat-nailed, pale, like the rest of her."