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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , past participle of punctuare, from Latin punctum; POINT1

punctuate

verb
     
punc‧tu‧ate
1 [transitive]SLG to divide written work into sentences, phrases, etc using commas, full stops etc
2 [transitive usually passive] literary to be interrupted by something, especially when this is repeated:
The silence was occasionally punctuated by laughter.

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