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Meaning of RAMIFY

Pronunciation:  'ramu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    2. To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.