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interdigitate

[ in-ter-dij-i-teyt ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞d瑟d蕭 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), in路ter路dig路i路tat路ed, in路ter路dig路i路tat路ing.
to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.
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Origin of interdigitate

First recorded in 1840鈥50; inter- + digitate

OTHER WORDS FROM interdigitate

in路ter路dig路i路ta路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interdigitate

interdigitate
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞d瑟d蕭瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to interlock like the fingers of clasped hands

Word Origin for interdigitate

C19: from inter- + Latin digitus (see digit) + -ate 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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