variegate

[ vair-ee-i-geyt, vair-i-geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF variegate
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The Ashburners and Sedgwicks continue your tradition and even ornament or variegate it with their own original force.

Possibly the purple patches of relaxation which variegate the lives of the inmates are too few and too far between.

Their clothes they variegate by steeping them in dyes, which produce a colour not easily effaced.

Body black or sordidly metallic greenish gray, usually yellow pollinose or variegate; gen at most hairy above.

WORD ORIGIN

"to mark with different colors," 1640s (implied in variegation), from Late Latin variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," past participle of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to drive" (see act). Related: Variegated; vareiegating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VARIEGATE

color

verbmake pigmented; shade
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