3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ramify \Ram"i*fy\ (r[a^]m"[i^]*f[imac]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ramified} (-f[imac]d); 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ramify \Ram"i*fy\, verb (used without an object)

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify" [syn: {complexify}, {ramify}]

2: grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large" [syn: {ramify}, {branch}]

3: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks" [syn: {branch}, {ramify}, {fork}, {furcate}, {separate}]

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