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serrated

[ser-ey-tid, suh-rey-] /ˈsɛr eɪ tɪd, səˈreɪ-/
adjective
1.
having a notched edge or sawlike teeth, especially for cutting; serrate:
the serrated blade of a bread knife.
2.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; serrate + -ed2
Related forms
subserrated, adjective
unserrated, adjective

serrate

[adj. ser-eyt, -it; v. ser-eyt, suh-reyt] /adj. ˈsɛr eɪt, -ɪt; v. ˈsɛr eɪt, səˈreɪt/
adjective
1.
Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw:
a serrate leaf.
2.
Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.
3.
verb (used with object), serrated, serrating.
4.
to make serrate or serrated:
He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily.
Origin
1590-1600; < Latin serrātus, equivalent to serr(a) saw + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
subserrate, adjective
unserrate, adjective
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Examples for serrated
  • He was close enough to see the serrated edges on every three-inch tooth.
  • The anterior end is deeply serrated and articulates with the zygomatic bone.
  • Position concrete pavers, then trace around them with a serrated knife.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half, starting at the stem and going towards the base, using a serrated knife.
  • The stingray's spine, or barb, can be ominously fashioned with serrated edges and a sharp point.
  • They are also distinguishable by a row of skin flaps along their arms and legs, which resembles a serrated knife.
  • They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth.
  • The hunter used its serrated teeth-shorter than the sabertooth's-to take down mammoths and other prey.
  • Their strikingly colored carapace is serrated and has overlapping scutes, or thick bony plates.
  • They have innumerable faces, fractured and serrated, crosshatched and slumped.
British Dictionary definitions for serrated

serrated

adjective (səˈreɪtɪd)
1.
having a notched or sawlike edge

serrate

adjective (ˈsɛrɪt; -eɪt)
1.
(of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
2.
having a notched or sawlike edge
verb (səˈreɪt)
3.
(transitive) to make serrate
Word Origin
C17: from Latin serrātus saw-shaped, from serra a saw
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Word Origin and History for serrated
serrated
1703, from adj. serrate (1668), from L. serratus "notched like a saw," from serra "saw," of unknown origin.
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serrated in Medicine

serrate ser·rate (sěr'āt') or ser·rat·ed (-ā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Having or forming a row of small, sharp, projections resembling the teeth of a saw.

  2. Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.

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