|—vb , -fies, -fying, -fied|
|1.||to form or be formed in layers or strata|
|2.||(tr) to preserve or render fertile (seeds) by storing between layers of sand or earth|
|3.||sociol to divide (a society) into horizontal status groups or (of a society) to develop such groups|
|[C17: from French stratifier, from New Latin stratificāre, from Latin |
stratified strat·i·fied (strāt'ə-fīd')
Arranged in the form of layers or strata.