transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
- 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.
Origin of stratifyFrench stratifier from Modern Latin stratificare from Classical Latin stratum, layer + facere, to make: see stratum and do