foliate foliate  /ˈfoʊ li ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) hammer into thin flat foils
  2. (v) decorate with leaves
  3. (v) coat or back with metal foil
  4. (v) number the pages of a book or manuscript
  5. (v) grow leaves
  6. (adj) ornamented with foliage or foils
  7. (adj) (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves
  8. (adj) (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata

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  1. He goes only as far as Cincinnati, but there he is at last free to foliate as he pleasesand peeping through the foliage is a ripe young secretary.
  2. Michel believed his father's closeups of water lilies in their fragrant, foliate delicacy to be only the result of cataract-blurred vision.
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