verb (used with or without object), in·ter·dig·i·tat·ed, in·ter·dig·i·tat·ing.

to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.

Origin of interdigitate

First recorded in 1840–50; inter- + digitate
Related formsin·ter·dig·i·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for interdigitate

interlace, intertwine, interlink, engage, interdigitate

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British Dictionary definitions for interdigitate



(intr) to interlock like the fingers of clasped hands

Word Origin for interdigitate

C19: from inter- + Latin digitus (see digit) + -ate 1
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