interstratify

[ in-ter-strat-uh-fahy ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈstræt əˌfaɪ /

verb (used without object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.

to lie in interposed or alternate strata.

verb (used with object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.

to interlay with or interpose between other strata.
to arrange in alternate strata.

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Origin of interstratify

First recorded in 1815–25; inter- + stratify

OTHER WORDS FROM interstratify

in·ter·strat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interstratify

interstratify
/ (ˌɪntəˈstrætɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr; usually passive) to arrange (a series of rock strata) in alternating beds

Derived forms of interstratify

interstratification, noun
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