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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.
This area was thus plicated, tucking in the wall of the patient's left atrium both superiorly and inferiorly next to its junction with the interatrial septum.
The anterior and posterior borders of the prefossette whereas the anterior border of the postfossette are plicated.
Production of the initial batch of the SandRacer series is taking place both in the UAE and Europe with the more com- plicated parts shipped in from the conti- nent and final assembly occurring locally.
Foreign relations with the Gaddafi government were often difficult and the investment regime for foreign firms was rather com- plicated.
This long, old, historic and com- plicated process based on wax is incomparable.
Notwithstanding that, over the past few years major pri- vate corporations have been reluctant to borrow from the banking system due to high interest rates and com- plicated administration procedure.
The oviduct was plicated into normal anatomic position.
POC diagnostic development is a com plicated effort between multiple teams.
In indirect hernias, sac was ligated near the deep inguinal ring after separating it from the spermatic cord whereas in case of direct inguinal hernias, sac was plicated.
This can occasionally be from failure of the reconstructed or plicated lateral canthal tendon, but this is a very robust structure, and when properly fixated to the periosteum of Whitnall's tubercle, failure is unlikely," Dr.
The walls of intestine proximal and distal to starting point of intussusceptions were plicated with abdominal wall muscles with absorbable suture material (vicryl #2-0) to avoid recurrence.