verb (used with object), var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing.
- varied thrush,
- variegate porphyria,
Origin of variegate
Examples from the Web for variegate
Possibly the purple patches of relaxation which variegate the lives of the inmates are too few and too far between.The Vagrancy Problem.|William Harbutt Dawson
Their clothes they variegate by steeping them in dyes, which produce a colour not easily effaced.
The Ashburners and Sedgwicks continue your tradition and even ornament or variegate it with their own original force.Notes of a Son and Brother|Henry James
Word Origin for variegate
"to mark with different colors," 1640s (implied in variegation), from Late Latin variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," past participle of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to drive" (see act). Related: Variegated; vareiegating.