rugate

[roo-geyt, -git]
adjective
wrinkle; rugose.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin rūgātus, past participle of rūgāre to become wrinkled. See ruga, -ate1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rugate
Collins
World English Dictionary
rugose, rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡəʊs, -ɡəʊz, ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
 
adj
wrinkled: rugose leaves
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
rugous, rugous or rugate
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
rugate, rugous or rugate
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
'rugosely, rugous or rugate
 
adv
 
rugosity, rugous or rugate
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The rugate and dichroic filters are the types of spectral splitters being considered for implementation into this system.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature