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stratify

[ strat-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞str忙t 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), strat路i路fied, strat路i路fy路ing.
to form or place in strata or layers.
to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth.
Sociology. to arrange in a hierarchical order, especially according to graded status levels.
verb (used without object), strat路i路fied, strat路i路fy路ing.
to form strata.
Geology. to lie in beds or layers.
Sociology. to develop hierarchically, especially as graded status levels.
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Origin of stratify

1655鈥65; modeled on New Latin str膩tific膩re, equivalent to str膩ti-strati- + -fic膩re-fy

OTHER WORDS FROM stratify

de-strat路i路fy, verb (used with object), de-strat路i路fied, de-strat路i路fy路ing.mul路ti路strat路i路fied, adjectivenon路strat路i路fied, adjectivesem路i路strat路i路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stratify

stratify
/ (藞str忙t瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to form or be formed in layers or strata
(tr) to preserve or render fertile (seeds) by storing between layers of sand or earth
sociol to divide (a society) into horizontal status groups or (of a society) to develop such groups

Derived forms of stratify

stratified, adjective

Word Origin for stratify

C17: from French stratifier, from New Latin stratific膩re, from Latin stratum
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