asperate

adjective
as·​per·​ate | \ ˈaspərə̇t \

Definition of asperate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: somewhat rough or harsh to the touch : asperous

asperate

transitive verb
as·​per·​ate | \ -ˌrāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of asperate (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: to make rough or harsh

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History and Etymology for asperate

Adjective

Latin asperatus, past participle of asperare to make rough, from asper rough

Transitive verb

Latin asperatus

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“Asperate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asperate. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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