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Related to foliate: folic acid, fungiform, foliate papillitis, Foliate papillae, Folate deficiency
1. Of or relating to leaves.
2. Shaped like a leaf.
3. also fo·li·at·ed (-ā′tĭd) Geology Exhibiting foliation.
v. (-āt′) fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing, fo·li·ates
1. To hammer or cut (metal) into thin leaf or foil.
a. To coat (glass, for example) with metal foil.
b. To furnish or adorn with metal foil.
3. To separate into thin layers or laminae.
4. To decorate with foliage or foils: an arch that is foliated in the Gothic style.
5. To number the leaves of (a manuscript, for example).
1. To produce foliage.
2. To split into thin leaflike layers or folia.
[Latin foliātus, bearing foliage, from folium, leaf; see folium.]
a. relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
b. in combination: trifoliate.
2. (Geological Science) (of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers
3. (Architecture) (tr) to ornament with foliage or with leaf forms such as foils
4. (Metallurgy) to hammer or cut (metal) into thin plates or foil
5. (Ceramics) (tr) to coat or back (glass, etc) with metal foil
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to number the leaves of (a book, manuscript, etc). Compare paginate
7. (Botany) (intr) (of plants) to grow leaves
[C17: from Latin foliātus leaved, leafy]
fo•li•ate(adj. ˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt)
adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. covered with or having leaves.
2. like a leaf, as in shape.
4. to put forth leaves.
5. to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.v.t.
6. to shape like a leaf or leaves.
7. to decorate with foils or foliage.
8. to form into thin sheets.
9. to spread over with a thin metallic backing.
10. to number the folios or leaves of (a manuscript or book).
Past participle: foliated
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|Verb||1.||foliate - hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"|
|2.||foliate - decorate with leaves|
|3.||foliate - coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"|
|4.||foliate - number the pages of a book or manuscript|
number - give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
|5.||foliate - grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"|
|Adj.||1.||foliate - ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital"|
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
|2.||foliate - (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'"|
leafy - having or covered with leaves; "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"
|3.||foliate - (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata|