Etymology
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stratify (v.)

1660s, from French stratifier, from Modern Latin stratificare, from stratum (see stratum). Related: Stratified; stratifying.

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Definitions of stratify

stratify (v.)
divide society into social classes or castes;
stratify (v.)
form layers or strata;
stratify (v.)
develop different social levels, classes, or castes;
stratify (v.)
form, arrange, or deposit in layers;
The fish are stratified in barrels
The rock was stratified by the force of the water
stratify (v.)
render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand;
stratify seeds
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