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verb (used without object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.
  1. to lie in interposed or alternate strata.
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verb (used with object), in·ter·strat·i·fied, in·ter·strat·i·fy·ing.
  1. to interlay with or interpose between other strata.
  2. to arrange in alternate strata.
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Origin of interstratify

First recorded in 1815–25; inter- + stratify
Related formsin·ter·strat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interstratify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr; usually passive) to arrange (a series of rock strata) in alternating beds
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Derived Formsinterstratification, noun
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