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interstate

[ adjective in-ter-steyt; noun in-ter-steyt ]
/ adjective ˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; noun ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt /
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adjective
connecting or involving different states: interstate commerce.
noun
a highway serving two or more states.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a highway that is part of the nationwide U.S. Interstate Highway System.

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Origin of interstate

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; inter- + state

OTHER WORDS FROM interstate

non·in·ter·state, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH interstate

interstate , intestate, intrastate
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How to use interstate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for interstate

interstate
/ (ˈɪntəˌsteɪt) /

adjective
between or involving two or more of the states of the US, Australia, etc
adverb
Australian to or into another state
verb
US a motorway crossing between states
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