serrated

[ser-ey-tid, suh-rey-]

Origin:
1695–1705; serrate + -ed2

subserrated, adjective
unserrated, adjective
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serrate

[adj. ser-eyt, -it; v. ser-eyt, suh-reyt]
adjective
1.
Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf.
2.
Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.
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

subserrate, adjective
unserrate, adjective
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serrate
 
adj
1.  (of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
2.  having a notched or sawlike edge
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make serrate
 
[C17: from Latin serrātus saw-shaped, from serra a saw]

serrated
 
adj
having a notched or sawlike edge

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serrated
1703, from adj. serrate (1668), from L. serratus "notched like a saw," from serra "saw," of unknown origin.
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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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Example sentences
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.
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