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bra·chi·ate

 (brā′kē-ĭt, -āt′, brăk′ē-)
adj. Zoology
Having arms or armlike appendages.
intr.v. (-āt′) bra·chi·at·ed, bra·chi·at·ing, bra·chi·ates
To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.

[Latin brācchiātus, from brācchium, arm. V., from New Latin brāchiāre, brāchiāt-, from brācchium; see brachium.]

bra′chi·a′tion n.

brachiate

adj
(Botany) botany having widely divergent paired branches
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of some arboreal apes and monkeys) to swing by the arms from one hold to the next
[C19: from Latin bracchiātus with armlike branches]
ˌbrachiˈation n

bra•chi•ate

(adj. ˈbreɪ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈbræk i-; v. -ˌeɪt)

adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. Bot. having widely spreading branches in alternate pairs.
2. Zool. having arms.
v.i.
3. to progress by means of brachiation.
[1825–35; < Latin brāchiātus with branches like arms. See brachium]

brachiate


Past participle: brachiated
Gerund: brachiating

Imperative
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Present
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he/she/it brachiates
we brachiate
you brachiate
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Preterite
I brachiated
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we brachiated
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Present Continuous
I am brachiating
you are brachiating
he/she/it is brachiating
we are brachiating
you are brachiating
they are brachiating
Present Perfect
I have brachiated
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they have brachiated
Past Continuous
I was brachiating
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he/she/it was brachiating
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they were brachiating
Past Perfect
I had brachiated
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we had brachiated
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Future
I will brachiate
you will brachiate
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Future Perfect
I will have brachiated
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Future Continuous
I will be brachiating
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he/she/it will be brachiating
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you will be brachiating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brachiating
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he/she/it has been brachiating
we have been brachiating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brachiating
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you will have been brachiating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brachiating
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we had been brachiating
you had been brachiating
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Conditional
I would brachiate
you would brachiate
he/she/it would brachiate
we would brachiate
you would brachiate
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Past Conditional
I would have brachiated
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we would have brachiated
you would have brachiated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brachiate - swing from one hold to the next; "the monkeys brachiate"
sway, swing - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
Adj.1.brachiate - having widely spreading paired branches; "maples are brachiate"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
2.brachiate - having arms or armlike appendages
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
armed - having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination; "the many-armed goddess Shiva"
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