stri·​ate | \ ˈstrī-ˌāt How to pronounce striate (audio) \
striated; striating

Definition of striate

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stri·​ate | \ ˈstrī-ət How to pronounce striate (audio) , -ˌāt \

Definition of striate (Entry 2 of 2)

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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The design, with an emphasis on natural Florida light, cypress wood and striated concrete inspired by Spanish moss, marks a radical change from the current home. Matthew J. Palm,, "Mennello Museum to ‘grow up’ with dramatic facelift in $20 million expansion," 29 Oct. 2019 Plate short ribs are similar to brisket in that their meat is striated with flavorful fat and collagen. Claire Perez,, "Claire’s tip of the week: Long vs. short beef ribs," 15 Nov. 2019 The last upheavals of the Apennines striate the region, dropping straight into the sea and creating a sensation of geography in motion. Frances Mayes, National Geographic, "Discover Italy’s most delicious secret," 11 July 2019 The region, defined as much by its 13,000-foot passes, striated rock formations, and colorful stupas as by its almost unfathomable remoteness, was, until 2011, accessible only by foot, horseback, or private aircraft. Debbie Pappyn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Trekking Nepal's Upper Mustang, a Pristine Corner of the Himalayas," 15 Oct. 2018 The artist’s future is foreshadowed by several enthusiastic if embryonic paintings, a fantastic homemade tuxedo jacket of clear plastic striated with silvery threads, and of course, the tantalizing suggestion of puppets. Sharon Mizota,, "The mystery of the puppet-head box: Why an Iowa childhood has been unpacked in an L.A. gallery," 30 May 2018 Neither of those versions made it to reality: all that’s left of Childs’ attempts at flair is a rectilinear base striated in limestone and dimpled on each facade. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Superhuman City," 18 Apr. 2018 Not only do the reedist’s striated, razor-sharp improvisations cut through the din like butter, her slashing, protean playing seems to inspire her partners toward even greater extremes. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Punishing improvisation duo Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon traffics in pure sound," 8 Mar. 2018 Colorado, a purple state balanced between Democrats and Republicans, is striated with difference. Michael Paterniti, GQ, "Dragonman, the Man Who Sells “People-Hunting Guns”," 7 Mar. 2018

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1646, in the meaning defined above


1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striate was in 1646

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4 Dec 2019

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“Striate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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