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Adjective: foliate  'fow-lee,eyt
  1. (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'"
  2. (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
    - foliated, foliaceous
  3. (architecture) ornamented with foliage or foils
    "foliate tracery";
    - foliated
Verb: foliate  'fow-lee,eyt
  1. Hammer into thin flat foils
    "foliate metal"
  2. Decorate with leaves
  3. Coat or back with metal foil
    "foliate glass"
  4. Number the pages of a book or manuscript
    - paginate, page
  5. Grow leaves
    "the tree foliated in Spring"

Derived forms: foliating, foliated, foliates

See also: bedded, leafy, stratified

Type of: adorn, beautify, coat, decorate, develop, embellish, forge, grace, hammer, make grow, number, ornament, surface

Encyclopedia: Foliate