verb (used with object), as·per·at·ed, as·per·at·ing.
to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion.
Origin of asperate
First recorded in 1650–60, asperate
is from the Latin
(past participle of asperāre
). See asper2
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British Dictionary definitions for asperate
(of plant parts) having a rough surface due to a covering of short stiff hairs
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Word Origin and History for asperate
1650s, "make rough," from Latin asperatus, past participle of asperare "to roughen, make rough, exasperate," from asper "rough" (see asperity). Related: Asperated; asperating.
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