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foliate

foh lee ayt

  • v  hammer into thin flat foils
    foliate metal
  • v  decorate with leaves
  • v  coat or back with metal foil
    foliate glass
  • v  number the pages of a book or manuscript
  • v  grow leaves
    the tree foliated in Spring
  • a  ornamented with foliage or foils
    foliate tracery
    a foliated capital
  • s  (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'
  • s  (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata

  • 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.
  • 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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