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ver·mic·u·late

 (vər-mĭk′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. ver·mic·u·lat·ed, ver·mic·u·lat·ing, ver·mic·u·lates
To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
adj. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
1. Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
2. Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
3. Infested with worms; worm-eaten.

[Latin vermiculārī, vermiculāt-, from vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see vermicular.]

vermiculate

vb
(Art Terms) (tr) to decorate with wavy or wormlike tracery or markings
adj
1. vermicular; sinuous
2. worm-eaten or appearing as if worm-eaten
3. (of thoughts, etc) insinuating; subtly tortuous
[C17: from Latin vermiculātus in the form of worms, from vermis worm]

ver•mic•u•late

(v. vərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.
adj.
2. worm-eaten.
4. sinuous; intricate.
Also, ver•mic′u•lat`ed.
[1595–1605; < Latin vermiculātus. See vermicular, -ate1]
ver•mic`u•la′tion, n.

vermiculate


Past participle: vermiculated
Gerund: vermiculating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am vermiculating
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Present Perfect
I have vermiculated
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Past Continuous
I was vermiculating
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Past Perfect
I had vermiculated
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Future
I will vermiculate
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Future Perfect
I will have vermiculated
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Future Continuous
I will be vermiculating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vermiculating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vermiculating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vermiculating
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Conditional
I would vermiculate
you would vermiculate
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Past Conditional
I would have vermiculated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vermiculate - decorate with wavy or winding lines
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
Adj.1.vermiculate - infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.vermiculate - decorated with wormlike tracery or markingsvermiculate - decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
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