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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Punctuate \Punc"tu*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punctuated; p. pr. & vb. n. Punctuating.] [Cf. F. ponctuer. See Punctual.] To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning. [1913 Webster]