Definition of consternate in English:

consternate

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

[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.

Origin

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

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