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im·bri·cate

 (ĭm′brĭ-kāt′)
adj.
Having regularly arranged, overlapping edges, as roof tiles or fish scales.
v. im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing, im·bri·cates
v.tr.
To overlap in a regular pattern.
v.intr.
To be arranged with regular overlapping edges.

[Latin imbricātus, covered with roof tiles, from imbrex, imbric-, roof tile, from imber, imbr-, rain.]

im′bri·ca′tion n.

imbricate

adj
1. (Architecture) architect relating to or having tiles, shingles, or slates that overlap
2. (Botany) botany (of leaves, scales, etc) overlapping each other
vb
(Architecture) (tr) to decorate with a repeating pattern resembling scales or overlapping tiles
[C17: from Latin imbricāre to cover with overlapping tiles, from imbrex pantile]
ˈimbricately adv
ˌimbriˈcation n

im•bri•cate

(adj. ˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; v. -ˌkeɪt)

adj., v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. adj.
1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles on a roof.
2. overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves.
v.t., v.i.
3. to overlap.
[1650–60; < Latin imbricātus shaped like an imbrex (a convex roof tile), derivative of imbrex]

imbricate


Past participle: imbricated
Gerund: imbricating

Imperative
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Present
I imbricate
you imbricate
he/she/it imbricates
we imbricate
you imbricate
they imbricate
Preterite
I imbricated
you imbricated
he/she/it imbricated
we imbricated
you imbricated
they imbricated
Present Continuous
I am imbricating
you are imbricating
he/she/it is imbricating
we are imbricating
you are imbricating
they are imbricating
Present Perfect
I have imbricated
you have imbricated
he/she/it has imbricated
we have imbricated
you have imbricated
they have imbricated
Past Continuous
I was imbricating
you were imbricating
he/she/it was imbricating
we were imbricating
you were imbricating
they were imbricating
Past Perfect
I had imbricated
you had imbricated
he/she/it had imbricated
we had imbricated
you had imbricated
they had imbricated
Future
I will imbricate
you will imbricate
he/she/it will imbricate
we will imbricate
you will imbricate
they will imbricate
Future Perfect
I will have imbricated
you will have imbricated
he/she/it will have imbricated
we will have imbricated
you will have imbricated
they will have imbricated
Future Continuous
I will be imbricating
you will be imbricating
he/she/it will be imbricating
we will be imbricating
you will be imbricating
they will be imbricating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imbricating
you have been imbricating
he/she/it has been imbricating
we have been imbricating
you have been imbricating
they have been imbricating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imbricating
you will have been imbricating
he/she/it will have been imbricating
we will have been imbricating
you will have been imbricating
they will have been imbricating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imbricating
you had been imbricating
he/she/it had been imbricating
we had been imbricating
you had been imbricating
they had been imbricating
Conditional
I would imbricate
you would imbricate
he/she/it would imbricate
we would imbricate
you would imbricate
they would imbricate
Past Conditional
I would have imbricated
you would have imbricated
he/she/it would have imbricated
we would have imbricated
you would have imbricated
they would have imbricated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.imbricate - place so as to overlap; "imbricate the roof tiles"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
imbricate - overlap; "The roof tiles imbricate"
2.imbricate - overlap; "The roof tiles imbricate"
overlap - extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"
imbricate - place so as to overlap; "imbricate the roof tiles"
Adj.1.imbricate - used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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