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Meaning of RAMIFY

Pronunciation:  'ramu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
  2. [v]  grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
  3. [v]  have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify"
 

RAMIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: branch, complexify, fork, furcate, separate
 
 See Also: arborise, arborize, bifurcate, branch out, broaden, change, diverge, diversify, grow, trifurcate, twig

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ram"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ramified}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Ramifying}.] [F. ramifier, LL. ramificare, fr. L. ramus a
    branch + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {-fy}.]
    To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an
    art, subject, scheme.
    
    
  2. \Ram"i*fy\, v. i.
    1. To shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the
       stem of a plant.
    
             When they [asparagus plants] . . . begin to ramify.
                                                   --Arbuthnot.
    
    2. To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.
    
    
 

 

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