asperate

[ as-puh-reyt ]
/ ˈæs pəˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), as·per·at·ed, as·per·at·ing.

to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion.

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Origin of asperate

First recorded in 1650–60, asperate is from the Latin word asperātus (past participle of asperāre). See asper2, -ate1
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asperate

asperous (ˈæspərəs)

/ (ˈæspəˌreɪt) /

adjective

(of plant parts) having a rough surface due to a covering of short stiff hairs
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