Definitions of foliate
  1. verb
    grow leaves
    “the tree foliated in Spring”
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    type of:
    develop, make grow
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  2. verb
    decorate with leaves
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    type of:
    adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  3. adjective
    ornamented with foliage or foils
    foliate tracery”
    “a foliated capital”
    synonyms: foliated
  4. adjective
    (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves
    “` foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'”
    having or covered with leaves
  5. verb
    hammer into thin flat foils
    foliate metal”
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    type of:
    forge, hammer
    create by hammering
  6. verb
    coat or back with metal foil
    foliate glass”
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    type of:
    coat, surface
    put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  7. verb
    number the pages of a book or manuscript
    synonyms: page, paginate
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    type of:
    give numbers to
  8. adjective
    (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
    synonyms: foliaceous, foliated
    bedded, stratified
    deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
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