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in·​ter·​chain ˌin-tər-ˈchān How to pronounce interchain (audio)
: existing between or involving two or more chains (as of amino acids)
interchain interactions


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interchained; interchaining

transitive verb

: to link (two or more things) together
Two bosoms interchained with an oath …Shakespeare

Examples of interchain in a Sentence

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Solving such issues, which mainly surround interoperability—the communication, or lack thereof, between blockchains—Hyperlane intends to build a platform that provides secure infrastructure that developers can use to create safer interchain applications. Taylor Locke, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2022 This includes the crypto fraud prevention service Sardine, which raised $51 million, and the interchain security company Hyperlane, which raised $18.5 million. Leo Schwartz, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


1954, in the meaning defined above


1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interchain was in 1600

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“Interchain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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