If a field is plowed into furrows, it's striated––or, technically, it's marked with striae, which are stripes or grooves.

When you see striate, think of stripes. When you draw a row of stripes in clay with the tines of a fork, you're striating it. A striated rock surface might show evidence of the movement of glaciers thousands of years ago. Striated muscle has a striped appearance.

Definitions of striate

adj marked with stria or striations

v mark with striae or striations

Type of:
make or leave a mark on

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