verb (used without object), gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
verb (used with object), gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
Origin of gradate
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Historical Examples of gradated
And this, in the case of gradated colour, makes the shading softer.Art in Needlework
Lewis F. Day
It will be seen in the figure there given, that this change is not sudden, but gradated.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)
The brush is placed firmly on the canvas and then dragged from the point lightly away, leaving a gradated tone.
This is a typical Watteau composition, founded on a rhythmic play of gradated tones and gradated edges.
Without these steadying influences these compositions of gradated masses would be sickly and weak.
1753, back-formation from gradation. Related: Gradated; gradating.