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in·os·cu·late

 (ĭn-ŏs′kyə-lāt′)
v. in·os·cu·lat·ed, in·os·cu·lat·ing, in·os·cu·lates
v.tr.
1. To unite (blood vessels, nerve fibers, or ducts) by small openings.
2. To make continuous; blend.
v.intr.
1. To open into one another.
2. To unite so as to be continuous; blend.

[in- + Latin ōsculāre, ōsculāt-, to provide with an opening (from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots).]

in·os′cu·la′tion n.

inosculate

(ɪnˈɒskjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Physiology) physiol (of small blood vessels) to communicate by anastomosis
2. to unite or be united so as to be continuous; blend
3. to intertwine or cause to intertwine
[C17: from in-2 + Latin ōsculāre to equip with an opening, from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs mouth]
inˌoscuˈlation n

in•os•cu•late

(ɪnˈɒs kyəˌleɪt)

v.i., v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to join, connect, or unite, as arteries or fibers.
[1665–75]
in•os`cu•la′tion, n.

inosculate


Past participle: inosculated
Gerund: inosculating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I inosculated
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Present Continuous
I am inosculating
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he/she/it is inosculating
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Present Perfect
I have inosculated
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Past Continuous
I was inosculating
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he/she/it was inosculating
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Past Perfect
I had inosculated
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Future
I will inosculate
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Future Perfect
I will have inosculated
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Future Continuous
I will be inosculating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inosculating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inosculating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inosculating
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Conditional
I would inosculate
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Past Conditional
I would have inosculated
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you would have inosculated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inosculate - come together or open into each otherinosculate - come together or open into each other; "the blood vessels anastomose"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
anastomose, inosculate - cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis; "anastomose blood vessels"
2.inosculate - cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis; "anastomose blood vessels"
anastomose, inosculate - come together or open into each other; "the blood vessels anastomose"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
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