[ verb strahy-eyt; adjective strahy-it, -eyt ]
/ verb ˈstraɪ eɪt; adjective ˈstraɪ ɪt, -eɪt /

verb (used with object), stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing.

to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.


Origin of striate

1660–70; < Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Word Origin and History for striate



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

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Medicine definitions for striate


[ strīāt′ ]


To mark with striae or striations.


Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
Consisting of a stria or striae.
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