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asperate

[as-puh-reyt] /ˈæs pəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), asperated, asperating.
1.
to make rough, harsh, or uneven:
a voice asperated by violent emotion.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin asperātus (past participle of asperāre). See asper2, -ate1
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asperate

/ˈæspəˌreɪt/
adjective
1.
(of plant parts) having a rough surface due to a covering of short stiff hairs
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v.

1650s, "make rough," from Latin asperatus, past participle of asperare "to roughen, make rough, exasperate," from asper "rough" (see asperity). Related: Asperated; asperating.

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