transitive verb
sig·​il·​late | \ ˈsijəˌlāt \

Definition of sigillate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to close by or as if by a seal : seal


sigil·​late | \ ˈsijəˌlāt, sə̇ˈjilə̇t \
variants: or sigillated \ ˈsijəˌlātə̇d \

Definition of sigillate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : decorated by means of stamped-on patterns or motifs used especially of ancient Roman ware
2 : having markings like seals sigillate rootstock

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History and Etymology for sigillate

Transitive verb

Latin sigillatus, past participle of sigillare, from sigillum seal


sigillate from Latin sigillatus, from sigillum + -atus -ate; sigillated from Latin sigillatus + English -ed

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“Sigillate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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