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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.]
1. (Botany) (of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
2. having a notched or sawlike edge
(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.
4. to make serrate or serrated.
[1590–1600; < Latin serrātus=serr(a) saw + -ātus -ate1]
Past participle: serrated
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|Verb||1.||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 apex|
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped