verb (used with object), in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing.
- interpleural space,
- interpolated extrasystole,
Origin of interpolate
Examples from the Web for interpolator
I ventured in 1896 to suggest that the interpolator was trying to please Pisistratus, but this was said in a spirit of mockery.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
But surely an interpolator must have been aware that this was their attitude from the outset.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study|William Heaford Daubney
Interpolator B was responsible for the great bulk of the interpolations: episodes from other cycles and "theologizing" matter.
We cannot forthwith declare the two passages to be the work of an interpolator.
But Merkel, followed by Palmer, considered 31-38 an interpolation; and aeripedes may have been what the interpolator wrote.
Word Origin for interpolate
1650s, from Latin interpolator, agent noun from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).
1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter- "up" (see inter-) + polare, related to polire "to smoothe, polish." Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.