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v. ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing, ram·i·fies
1. To have complicating consequences or outgrowths: The problem merely ramified after the unsuccessful meeting.
2. To send out branches or subordinate branchlike parts.
To divide into or cause to extend in branches or subordinate branchlike parts.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to divide into branches or branchlike parts
2. (intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
[C16: from French ramifier, from Latin rāmus branch + facere to make]
v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.
[1535–45; < Middle French ramifier < Medieval Latin rāmificāre < Latin rām(us) branch]
Past participle: ramified
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|Verb||1.||ramify - have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"|
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
|3.||ramify - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"|
branch, ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
twig - branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
bifurcate - divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"
trifurcate - divide into three; "The road trifurcates at the bridge"
diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"
ramify[ˈræmɪfaɪ] VI → ramificarse
v. ramificar; ramificarse.