pla·​nate | \ ˈplāˌnāt \

Definition of planate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: flattened, plane recognizes that there is a planate bedrock surface beneath the gravels— K. M. Hussey
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Definition of planate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for planate


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 19 Sep. 2020.

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