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striate

[ verb strahy-eyt; adjective strahy-it, -eyt ]
/ verb ˈstraɪ eɪt; adjective ˈstraɪ ɪt, -eɪt /
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verb (used with object), stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing.
to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.
adjective
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Origin of striate

1660–70; <Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM striate

mul·ti·stri·ate, adjectivesub·stri·ate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for striate

striate

adjective (ˈstraɪɪt) striated
marked with striae; striped
verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)
(tr) to mark with striae

Word Origin for striate

C17: from Latin striāre to make grooves, from stria
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Medical definitions for striate

striate
[ strīāt′ ]

v.
To mark with striae or striations.
adj.
Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
Consisting of a stria or striae.
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