Asperate
Asperate As"per*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asperated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asperating}.] [L. asperatus, p. p. of asperare, fr. asper rough.] To make rough or uneven. [1913 Webster]

The asperated part of its surface. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]


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  • asperate — (v.) 1650s, make rough, from L. asperatus, pp. of asperare to roughen, make rough, exasperate, from asper rough (see ASPERITY (Cf. asperity)). Related: Asperated; asperating …   Etymology dictionary

  • asperate — adj. [L. asperare, to roughen] Referring to having a rough and uneven surface …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • asperate — /as peuh rayt /, v.t., asperated, asperating. to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion. [1650 60; < L asperatus (ptp. of asperare). See ASPER2, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • asperate — 1. verb /æspəreɪt,æspərət/ To make rough or harsh. 2. adjective /æspəreɪt,æspərət/ rough Syn: asperous …   Wiktionary

  • asperate — as·per·ate …   English syllables

  • asperate —   a. rather rough; v.t. make rough.    ♦ asperation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • asperate — I. ˈaspərə̇t adjective Etymology: Latin asperatus, past participle of asperare to make rough, from asper rough archaic : somewhat rough or harsh to the touch : asperous II. ˌrāt transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asperated — Asperate As per*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asperated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asperating}.] [L. asperatus, p. p. of asperare, fr. asper rough.] To make rough or uneven. [1913 Webster] The asperated part of its surface. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asperating — Asperate As per*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asperated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asperating}.] [L. asperatus, p. p. of asperare, fr. asper rough.] To make rough or uneven. [1913 Webster] The asperated part of its surface. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asperation — 1721, noun of action from ASPERATE (Cf. asperate) (v.). Asperacioun harshness is attested from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

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