[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
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Related Words for plicatingincrease, grow, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, repeat, augment, magnify, pleat, enlarge, plait, dupe, fold, duplicate, supplement, redouble, multiply, replicate
having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleateda plicate leaf; plicate rock strata
Word Origin for plicate
C18: from Latin plicātus folded, from plicāre to fold
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Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
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