marginate [mahr-juh-neyt] Word Origin adjective Also mar·gin·at·ed.

  1. having a margin.
  2. Entomology. having the margin of a distinct color: marginate with purple.

verb (used with object), mar·gin·at·ed, mar·gin·at·ing.

  1. to furnish with a margin; border.

Origin of marginate 1600–10; Latin marginātus, past participle of margināre to provide with borders or edges. See margin, -ate1 Related formsmar·gin·a·tion, nounun·mar·gin·at·ed, adjective British Dictionary definitions for marginate marginate verb

  1. (tr) to provide with a margin or margins


  1. biology having a margin of a distinct colour or formmarginate leaves

Derived Formsmargination, nounWord Origin for marginate C18: from Latin margināre

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