Intercalate In*ter"ca*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intercalated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intercalating}.] [L. intercalatus, p. p. of intercalare to intercalate to intercalate; inter between + calare to call, proclaim. See {Calendar}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chron.) To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar. [1913 Webster]

2. To insert among others, as a verse in a stanza; specif. (Geol.), to introduce as a bed or stratum, between the layers of a regular series of rocks. [1913 Webster]

Beds of fresh-water shells . . . are intercalated and interstratified with the shale. --Mantell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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