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: flattened, plane
recognizes that there is a planate bedrock surface beneath the gravelsK. M. Hussey


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transitive verb

: to erode to a plain : plane
former low domes were planated by wave erosionJournal of Geology

Word History



Late Latin planatus, past participle of planare to flatten, level, from Latin planus flat

Transitive verb

back-formation from planation

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“Planate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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