interlayer

verb
in·​ter·​lay·​er | \ ˌin-tər-ˈlā-ər How to pronounce interlayer (audio) , -ˈler \
interlayered; interlayering

Definition of interlayer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 transitive : to insert (something) between or as if between other layers : to arrange (something) in alternating parts or layers … this production interlayered scenes from both operas, switching the action back and forth …— Jeremy Eichler … a kind of rice pudding, interlayered with jam and topped with puff pastry…— Harry Wallop
2 intransitive : to lie or settle in layers between other layers … as the lenses [of celestite] become larger and more abundant, they interlayer and form a single continuous bed.— Douglas L. Rickman

interlayer

noun
plural interlayers

Definition of interlayer (Entry 2 of 2)

: a layer placed between other layers This glass is created by fusing two glass sheets with a plastic interlayer. — aisglass.com

Other Words from interlayer

Verb

interlayering noun, plural interlayerings
the interlayering of different sediments

First Known Use of interlayer

Verb

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Interlayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interlayer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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