/strat"euh fuy'/, v., stratified, stratifying.
1. to form or place in strata or layers.
2. to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth.
3. Sociol. to arrange in a hierarchical order, esp. according to graded status levels.
4. to form strata.
5. Geol. to lie in beds or layers.
6. Sociol. to develop hierarchically, esp. as graded status levels.
[1655-65; modeled on NL stratificare, equiv. to strati- STRATI- + -ficare -FY]

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