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consternate Syllabification: con·ster·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈkänstərˌnāt/

Definition of consternate in English:


[with object]
Fill (someone) with anxiety: (as adjective consternated) you’ll probably be consternated by all this talk
More example sentences
  • He was consternated, as memories began to flow torrentially back into his mind.
  • The cannibals are consternated, but they give in; he gets the fork.
  • It's easy to see why the University was consternated by the research.


Mid 17th century: from Latin consternat- 'terrified, prostrated', from the verb consternare.

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