v. punc·tu·at·ed, punc·tu·at·ing, punc·tu·ates
1. To provide (a text) with punctuation marks.
2. To occur or interrupt periodically: "lectures punctuated by questions and discussions" (Gilbert Highet). "[There is] a great emptiness in America's West punctuated by Air Force bases" (Alfred Kazin).
3. To stress or emphasize.
To use punctuation.
[Medieval Latin pūnctuāre, pūnctuāt-, from Latin pūnctum, point, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see peuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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