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bra·chi·ate(brā′kē-ĭt, -āt′, brăk′ē-)
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.]
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(Botany) botany having widely divergent paired branches
(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]
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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]
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Past participle: brachiated
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|Verb||1.||brachiate - swing from one hold to the next; "the monkeys brachiate"|
|Adj.||1.||brachiate - having widely spreading paired branches; "maples are brachiate"|
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
|2.||brachiate - having arms or armlike appendages|
armed - having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination; "the many-armed goddess Shiva"
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