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foliate

fo·li·ate

foliate

 
parts of speech:
adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: fo li iht
definition 1: having or covered with leaves; leafy.
definition 2: leaflike in shape.
definition 3: decorated with or composed of foils, as certain windows, or decorated with carved or molded foliage, as the head of a column; foliated.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fo li eIt
inflections: foliated, foliates, foliating
definition 1: to produce leaves.
similar words:
leaf
definition 2: to split into thin layers, as laminated rock.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fo li eIt
definition 1: to hammer or cut into thin sheets; make foil of (metal).
definition 2: to cover, coat, or decorate with foil.
definition 3: to shape into or decorate with foliage.
definition 4: to number the leaves of (a book).