transitive verb stratified, stratifying
- to form or arrange in layers or strata
- to preserve (seeds) by placing them between layers of moisture-retaining soil, peat moss, etc.
- to classify or separate (people) into groups graded according to status as variously determined by birth, income, education, etc.
Fr stratifier < ModL stratificare < L stratum, layer + facere, to make: see stratum & do