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brachiate

[ adjective brey-kee-it, -eyt, brak-ee-; verb brey-kee-eyt, brak-ee- ]
/ adjective 藞bre瑟 ki 瑟t, -藢e瑟t, 藞br忙k i-; verb 藞bre瑟 ki藢e瑟t, 藞br忙k i- /
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adjective
Botany. having widely spreading branches in alternate pairs.
Zoology. having arms.
verb (used without object), bra路chi路at路ed, bra路chi路at路ing.
to progress by means of brachiation.
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Origin of brachiate

First recorded in 1825鈥35, brachiate is from the Latin word br膩chi膩tus with branches like arms. See brachi-, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for brachiate

brachiate

adjective (藞bre瑟k瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t, 藞br忙k-)
botany having widely divergent paired branches
verb (藞bre瑟k瑟藢e瑟t, 藞br忙k-)
(intr) (of some arboreal apes and monkeys) to swing by the arms from one hold to the next

Derived forms of brachiate

brachiation, noun

Word Origin for brachiate

C19: from Latin bracchi膩tus with armlike branches
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