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asperate

[ as-puh-reyt ]
/ 藞忙s p蓹藢re瑟t /
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Definition of asperate

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

First recorded in 1650鈥60, asperate is from the Latin word asper膩tus (past participle of asper膩re). See asper2, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for asperate

asperate

asperous (藞忙sp蓹r蓹s)

/ (藞忙sp蓹藢re瑟t) /

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