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.

Origin of interstratify

First recorded in 1815–25; inter- + stratify
Related formsin·ter·strat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interstratify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied

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