[adjective plahy-keyt, -kit; verb plahy-keyt]


Also pli·cat·ed. folded like a fan; pleated.

verb (used with object), pli·cat·ed, pli·cat·ing.

Surgery. to perform plication on.

Origin of plicate

1690–1700; < Latin plicātus, past participle of plicāre to fold, ply2; see -ate1
Related formspli·cate·ly, adverbpli·cate·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for plicating




having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleateda plicate leaf; plicate rock strata
Derived Formsplicately, adverbplicateness, noun

Word Origin for plicate

C18: from Latin plicātus folded, from plicāre to fold
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plicating in Medicine




Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
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