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Asperate \As"per*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asperated; p. pr. & vb. n. Asperating.] [L. asperatus, p. p. of asperare, fr. asper rough.] To make rough or uneven.

The asperated part of its surface.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "make rough," from Latin asperatus, past participle of asperare "to roughen, make rough, exasperate," from asper "rough" (see asperity). Related: Asperated; asperating.

  1. rough v

  2. To make rough or harsh.

Usage examples of "asperate".

I don't desire to cause any disturbance, or to ex asperate or insult Mr.