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interlay

[ in-ter-ley ]

verb (used with object)

, in·ter·laid, in·ter·lay·ing.
  1. to lay lie between; interpose.
  2. to diversify with something laid lay between or inserted:

    to interlay silver with gold.



interlay

verb

  1. tr to insert (layers) between; interpose

    to interlay the silver with gold

    to interlay gold among the silver



noun

  1. material, such as paper, placed between a printing plate and its base, either all over in order to bring it up to type height, or in places in order to achieve the correct printing pressure all over the plate

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Word History and Origins

Origin of interlay1

First recorded in 1600–10; inter- + lay 1

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