variegate

variegate
1. verb
a) to add variety to something; to diversify
b) to change the appearance of something, especially by covering with patches or streaks of different colour

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  • Variegate — Va ri*e*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Variegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Variegating}.] [L. variegatus, p. p. of variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make. See {Various}, and {Agent}.] To diversify in external appearance; to mark with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • variegate — index alter, change, vary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • variegate — (v.) to mark with different colors, 1640s (implied in variegation), from L.L. variegatus made of various sorts or colors, pp. of variegare diversify with different colors, from varius spotted, changing, varying (see VARY (Cf. vary)) + root of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • variegate — [ver′ē ə gāt΄, var′ē ə gāt΄] vt. variegated, variegating [< L variegatus, pp. of variegare < varius: see VARY] 1. to make varied in appearance by differences, as in colors 2. to give variety to; diversify …   English World dictionary

  • Variegate porphyria — Classification and external resources Protoporphyrinogen IX ICD 10 E …   Wikipedia

  • variegate-ginger — margoji alpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Imbierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Alpinia vittata), kilęs iš Melanezijos. atitikmenys: lot. Alpinia vittata angl. variegate ginger šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2012 m …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • variegate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin variegatus, past participle of variegare, from varius various + egare (akin to Latin agere to drive) more at agent Date: 1653 1. to diversify in external appearance especially with different… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • variegate — variegator, n. /vair ee i gayt , vair i gayt /, v.t., variegated, variegating. 1. to make varied in appearance, as by adding different colors. 2. to give variety to; diversify. [1645 55; < LL variegatus (ptp. of variegare to make (something) look …   Universalium

  • variegate — var·i·e·gate (varґe ĭ gāt″) [L. varius diverse] 1. marked by variety; diversified. 2. having patchy spots or streaks of different colors …   Medical dictionary

  • variegate — Synonyms and related words: band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, break up, check, checker, dapple, differ, differentiate, dissent, disunify, divaricate, diverge, diversify, dot, flake, fleck, freckle, harlequin, iris, maculate, marble …   Moby Thesaurus

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