adj. or ser·rat·ed (sĕrā′tĭd, sə-rā-)
1. Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections: serrate leaves.
2. Forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw: serrate teeth.
tr.v. ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing, ser·rates
To make (something) serrate.
[Latin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.]
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