- (obsolete) Continuous; uninterrupted; continued without break or interruption.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, I.iii.1.2:
- Childish in some, terrible in others; to be derided in one, pitied or admired in another; to him by fits, to a second continuate: and howsoever these symptoms be common and incident to all persons, yet they are the most remarkable, frequent, furious, and violent in melancholy men.
- We are of Him and in Him, even as though our very flesh and bones should be made continuate with his.
- (obsolete) Chronic; long-lasting; long-continued.
- (continuous) incessant, unbroken; see also Thesaurus:continuous
- (long-lasting) diuturnal, prolonged; see also Thesaurus:lasting