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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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Word Origin and History for asperated
asperate
1650s, "make rough," from pp. adj. asperate (1620s), from L. asperatus, pp. of asperare "to roughen, make rough, exasperate," from asper "rough" (see asperity).
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