1. In the form of a cross; cruciform.
  2. Overlapping or crossing.
  3. (obsolete) tormented.
    • 1550, John Bale, The Image of Both Churches.
      In this life are they cruciate with a troublous and doubtfull conscience.
    • , Sir Thomas Elyot, The Book of the Governor.
      Immediately I was so cruciate, that I desired— death to take me.

cruciate (cruciates, present participle cruciating; past and past participle cruciated)

  1. (obsolete) To torture; to torment.
    • 1550, John Bale, The Image of Both Churches.
      They vexed, tormented, and cruciated the weake consciences of men.
    • , Joseph Glanvill, on the Preexistence of Souls.
      The thus miserably cruciated spirit must needs quit its unfit habitation.
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