ramify


ram·i·fy

verb \ˈra-mə-ˌfī\
ram·i·fiedram·i·fy·ing

Definition of RAMIFY

intransitive verb
1
:  to split up into branches or constituent parts
2
:  to send forth branches or extensions
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to branch
2
:  to separate into divisions

Examples of RAMIFY

  1. <the rise of cable television ramified the audience, creating ever smaller segments for an ever growing array of programming choices>

Origin of RAMIFY

Middle English ramifien, from Anglo-French ramifier, from Medieval Latin ramificare, from Latin ramus branch; akin to Latin radix root — more at root
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with RAMIFY

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ram·i·fy

intransitive verb \ˈram-ə-ˌfī\   (Medical Dictionary)
ram·i·fiedram·i·fy·ing

Medical Definition of RAMIFY

: to split up into branches or constituent parts

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