Foliating
Foliate Fo"li*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foliating}.] 1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass. [1913 Webster]


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  • foliate — adjective /ˈfoʊliət/ (say fohleeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) 1. having or covered with leaves. 2. leaf like. 3. Architecture foliated (def. 3). –verb (foliated, foliating) –verb (i) /ˈfoʊlieɪt/ (say fohleeayt) 4. to put forth leaves. 5 …   Australian English dictionary

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  • foliate —   a. like or having leaves;, v.i. & t. divide into laminae; beat into thin plate; cover with thin coating.    ♦ foliation, n. formation of leaves; state of being foliate; act of foliating; consecutive numbering of leaves of book; leaf like… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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