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Definition of the verb intercalate

What does intercalate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: intercalated | intercalating | intercalates

  1. insert (days) in a calendar
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: add = make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others

Alternative definition of the verb intercalate


  1. to insert an extra, leap, day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena.
  2. to insert an extra month into a calendar for the same purpose. The Hebrew calendar has such a month.
  3. [molecular biology] to insert a substance between two or more molecules, bases, cells, or tissues.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for intercalate

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Google previewDNA and RNA Binders, From Small Molecules to Drugs (2006)

by Martine Demeunynck, Christian Bailly, W. David Wilson

Another example of the predilection of fused three-ring chromophores to intercalate is that the quinolinium derivative 8 was shown unequivocally by NMR to bind in the minor groove of an oligonucleotide [9], whereas the corresponding ...

Google previewRabbinic Stories (2002)

by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

To coordinate the calendar with the solar year, and to ensure that the seasonal festivals fell in the proper seasons, ancient Jews periodically intercalated an extra month (intercalate means to add or insert an additional time period). In the fifth ...

Google previewThe Oxidation of Oxygen and Related Chemistry (2001)

Selected Papers of Neil Bartlett by Neil Bartlett

Conclusion All of the physical and chemical evidence demonstrates that the first —stage graphite/AsF5 intercalate is a close relative of the salt C3 AsF6and is consistent with its formulation as CX2+(AsF5")2'AsF3 and not C AsF5. The high ...

Google previewExpanded Clays and Other Microporous Solids (2012)

by M.L. Occelli, H. Robson

The fully solvated bilayer intercalate is a reactive precursor for the intercalation of hydrolyzable reagents such as TEOS. Figure 1-6 compares the X-ray diffraction patterns for Homagadiite (Part A) with the uncalcined (Part B) and calcined (Part ...

Google previewBacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics (2006)

by Edward A. Birge

To intercalate means to slip between two things, and these chemicals have a flattened ring structure similar to a base but no deoxyribose phosphate with which to be linked into DNA. An intercalating agent can transiently insert between two ...

Google previewCrystalline Molecular Complexes and Compounds (2005)

Structures and Principles by Frank H. Herbstein

Literally, to intercalate means to place in between. An intercalation compound is like a book in which a further page has been added. On so doing, not only has the geometric aspect, the thickness, been changed, but also the meaning. Here ...

Google previewIntercalated Layered Materials (2012)

by Francis Lévy

This could well be analogous to the situation in intercalated layer compounds, in which the dichalcogenide layer is the thin metallic film, and the organic intercalate is the dielectric. However, this ideal of high temperature two dimensional ...

Google previewAdvanced Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon (2013)

by Michio Inagaki, Feiyu Kang, Masahiro Toyoda, Hidetaka Konno

The FeCl4− can be intercalated into the graphite gallery by electrolysis at room temperature and the resultant intercalation compounds are stable in air, but the intercalate is a large ion and so a large amount of structural defects are thought to ...

Google previewDictionary of Human Neuroanatomy (2012)

by Martin C. Hirsch

Intercalate nucleus Myelencephalon 1 TA Latin: Nucl. intercalatus TA English: Intercalated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Jürgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

Lithium Intercalation – Negative Electrodes Herold demonstrated that lithium has the capability to intercalate into graphitic structures. The intercalation negative electrodes incorporate the lithium into the crystal structure and eliminate the ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

intercaler, intercalate ; It. Inte'rcalary, / intercalare ; Sp. intercalar ; Lat. Intercalate, l intercalare, to call or say be- Intercala'tion. J tween ; {inter, and calare ;) Gr. KaX-etv, vocare, to call.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

has rotated to underlie the future forebrain while cells in and around the embryonic node intercalate and migrate rostrally between the ectoderm and endoderm to form the prechordal ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

intercalate, interpolate, interpose, introduce, set in insert day in calendar: intercalate insert organ in body: implant insert sound or letter in word: epenthesis insert unacknowledged addition in text: interpolate insertion: intromission insertion ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

intercalate, intercept, ...

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Intercalate Meaning

Video shows what intercalate means. To insert an extra, leap, day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena.. To insert an extra ...

Scrabble value of I1N1T1E1R1C3A1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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