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 (plī′kāt′) also pli·cat·ed (-kā′tĭd)
Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.

[Latin plicātus, past participle of plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

pli′cate′ly adv.
pli′cate′ness n.


(ˈplaɪkeɪt) or


(Geological Science) having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleated: a plicate leaf; plicate rock strata.
[C18: from Latin plicātus folded, from plicāre to fold]
ˈplicately adv
ˈplicateness n


(ˈplaɪ keɪt, -kɪt)

also pli′cat•ed,

folded like a fan; pleated.
[1690–1700; < Latin plicātus, past participle of plicāre to fold; see -ate1]
pli′cate•ly, adv.
pli′cate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.plicate - fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"


v. doblar, plegar.
References in classic literature ?
Almost all the joints of the machinery present a com- plicated system of sliding parts moving over small but beauti- fully curved friction bearings.
An appropriately sized graft was chosen, plicated at the annulus and sinotubular junction and subsequently sewn to the base of the heart.
The nervous system is a mass of very complicated plicated o that time connections but up to that time no one had million-fold magnification.
The higher end watches are more comA[degrees] plicated in terms of movement.
We're complicated women playing compb plicated women.
Sir Richard Branson is a hero of our time, but I would admire him more if his empire didn't consist of companies registered in the Channel Isles and British Virgin Islands and if their accounts were not so comless plicated it is impossible to calculate how much tax he (legally) avoids.
The remainder of the partially resected tarsal plate is then plicated under tension to the medial canthal tendon, and the inferior canalicular stump is marsupialized.
Both fields have a com- plicated geological structure and so far each has only one exploration well drilled.