verb (used with or without object), ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing.
- to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
- to divide into branches or branchlike parts
- (intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
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.
- To branch.