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Etymology edit

From Late Latin variegāre (to make of various sorts or colors), from Latin varius (various) + agere (to make, do).

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variegate (third-person singular simple present variegates, present participle variegating, simple past and past participle variegated)

  1. (transitive) To add variety to something.
    Synonyms: diversify; see also Thesaurus:diversify
  2. (transitive) To change the appearance of something, especially by covering with patches or streaks of different colour.
    Synonyms: redecorate, remodel, reskin
    Hyponyms: checker, (rare, poetic) freck, streak
  3. To dapple.
    Synonyms: maculate, mottle, spot

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variegate (not comparable)

  1. variegated

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  1. feminine plural of variegato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of variegō