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strat·i·fy

 (străt′ə-fī′)
v. strat·i·fied, strat·i·fy·ing, strat·i·fies
v.tr.
1. To form, arrange, or deposit in layers.
2. To prepare (seeds) for germination by storing them under cold, moist conditions.
3.
a. To arrange or separate into castes, classes, or social levels.
b. To separate into a sequence of graded status levels.
v.intr.
1. To become layered; form strata.
2. To develop different levels of caste, class, privilege, or status.

stratify

(ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to form or be formed in layers or strata
2. (Botany) (tr) to preserve or render fertile (seeds) by storing between layers of sand or earth
3. (Sociology) sociol to divide (a society) into horizontal status groups or (of a society) to develop such groups
[C17: from French stratifier, from New Latin stratificāre, from Latin stratum]
ˈstratiˌfied adj

strat•i•fy

(ˈstræt əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to form or place in strata.
2. to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth.
3. to arrange or divide (society) into a hierarchy of graded status levels.
v.i.
4. to become arranged into strata.
[1655–65; < New Latin strātificāre=strāti- strati- + Latin -ficāre -fy]

stratify


Past participle: stratified
Gerund: stratifying

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Conditional
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stratify

A seed treatment where seed is stored in hot or cold conditions to overcome dormancy and promote germination.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stratify - divide society into social classes or castes; "Income distribution often stratifies a society"
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
stratify - develop different social levels, classes, or castes; "Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
2.stratify - form layers or strata; "The rock stratifies"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
3.stratify - develop different social levels, classes, or castes; "Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
stratify - divide society into social classes or castes; "Income distribution often stratifies a society"
4.stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
stratify - render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
interstratify - arrange rocks in alternating strata
stratify - form layers or strata; "The rock stratifies"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
5.stratify - render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
Translations
kihistumaladestama

stratify

[ˈstrætɪfaɪ]
A. VTestratificar
B. VIestratificarse

stratify

vtschichten; (Geol also) → stratifizieren; a highly stratified societyeine vielschichtige Gesellschaft
vi (Geol) → Schichten bilden, sich aufschichten; (fig)Schichten herausbilden, in Schichten zerfallen
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