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

1660–70; < Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·stri·ate, adjectivesub·stri·ate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for striate


adjective (ˈstraɪɪt) striated
  1. marked with striae; striped
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verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)
  1. (tr) to mark with striae
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin striāre to make grooves, from stria
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Word Origin and History for striate


1670s, from Modern Latin striatus, from Latin stria (see striation). Related: Striated; striating.

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striate in Medicine


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