asperate

[ as-puh-reyt ]

verb (used with object),as·per·at·ed, as·per·at·ing.
  1. to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion.

Origin of asperate

1
First recorded in 1650–60, asperate is from the Latin word asperātus (past participle of asperāre). See asper2, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for asperate

asperate

asperous (ˈæspərəs)

/ (ˈæspəˌreɪt) /


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

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