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foliate

[ adjective foh-lee-it, -eyt; verb foh-lee-eyt ]
/ adjective 藞fo蕣 li 瑟t, -藢e瑟t; verb 藞fo蕣 li藢e瑟t /
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adjective
verb (used without object), fo路li路at路ed, fo路li路at路ing.
to put forth leaves.
to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.
verb (used with object), fo路li路at路ed, fo路li路at路ing.
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Origin of foliate

First recorded in 1620鈥30, foliate is from the Latin word foli膩tus leafy. See folium, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM foliate

sub路fo路li路ate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foliate

foliate

adjective (藞f蓹蕣l瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t)
  1. relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
  2. in combinationtrifoliate
(of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers
verb (藞f蓹蕣l瑟藢e瑟t)

Word Origin for foliate

C17: from Latin foli膩tus leaved, leafy
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