ramify


ramify

verb (used with or without object), ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing.

  1. to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

  1. to divide into branches or branchlike parts
  2. (intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
v.

early 15c., “branch out,” from Middle French ramifier (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin ramificare “to form branches,” from Latin ramus “branch” (see ramus) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Related: Ramified; ramifying.

v.

  1. To branch.

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