imperfect & past participle Intercalated; present participle & verbal noun Intercalating., (Latin) intercalatus, past participle of intercalare to intercalate to intercalate; inter between + calare to call, proclaim. See Calendar.
1. (Chronology) To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar.2. To insert among others, as a verse in a stanza; specif. (Geology), to introduce as a bed or stratum, between the layers of a regular series of rocks. Beds of fresh-water shells... are intercalated and interstratified with the shale. Mantell.
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Borrowed from Latin intercalātus, perfect passive participle of intercalō.
intercalate (third-person singular simple present intercalates, present participle intercalating, simple past and past participle intercalated) To insert an extra, leap, day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena. To insert an extra month into a calendar for the same purpose. The Hebrew calendar has such a month. (molecular biology) To insert a substance between two or more molecules, bases, cells, or tissues.
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