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serrate
serrate leaf

ser·rate

 (sĕr′āt′)
adj. or ser·rat·ed (sĕr′ā′tĭd, sə-rā′-)
1. Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections: serrate leaves.
2. Forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw: serrate teeth.
tr.v. ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing, ser·rates
To make (something) serrate.

[Latin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.]

serrate

adj
1. (Botany) (of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
2. having a notched or sawlike edge
vb
(tr) to make serrate
[C17: from Latin serrātus saw-shaped, from serra a saw]

ser•rate

(adj. ˈsɛr eɪt, -ɪt; v. ˈsɛr eɪt, səˈreɪt)

adj., v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. adj.
1. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf.
2. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.
3. serrated.
v.t.
4. to make serrate or serrated.
[1590–1600; < Latin serrātus=serr(a) saw + -ātus -ate1]

serrate


Past participle: serrated
Gerund: serrating

Imperative
serrate
serrate
Present
I serrate
you serrate
he/she/it serrates
we serrate
you serrate
they serrate
Preterite
I serrated
you serrated
he/she/it serrated
we serrated
you serrated
they serrated
Present Continuous
I am serrating
you are serrating
he/she/it is serrating
we are serrating
you are serrating
they are serrating
Present Perfect
I have serrated
you have serrated
he/she/it has serrated
we have serrated
you have serrated
they have serrated
Past Continuous
I was serrating
you were serrating
he/she/it was serrating
we were serrating
you were serrating
they were serrating
Past Perfect
I had serrated
you had serrated
he/she/it had serrated
we had serrated
you had serrated
they had serrated
Future
I will serrate
you will serrate
he/she/it will serrate
we will serrate
you will serrate
they will serrate
Future Perfect
I will have serrated
you will have serrated
he/she/it will have serrated
we will have serrated
you will have serrated
they will have serrated
Future Continuous
I will be serrating
you will be serrating
he/she/it will be serrating
we will be serrating
you will be serrating
they will be serrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been serrating
you have been serrating
he/she/it has been serrating
we have been serrating
you have been serrating
they have been serrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been serrating
you will have been serrating
he/she/it will have been serrating
we will have been serrating
you will have been serrating
they will have been serrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been serrating
you had been serrating
he/she/it had been serrating
we had been serrating
you had been serrating
they had been serrating
Conditional
I would serrate
you would serrate
he/she/it would serrate
we would serrate
you would serrate
they would serrate
Past Conditional
I would have serrated
you would have serrated
he/she/it would have serrated
we would have serrated
you would have serrated
they would have serrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.serrate - make saw-toothed or jag the edge of; "serrate the edges of the teeth"
jag - cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
Adj.1.serrate - notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apexserrate - notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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