[ ram-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈræm əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with or without object), ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing.

to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.

Origin of ramify

1535–45; < Middle French ramifier < Medieval Latin rāmificāre, equivalent to Latin rām(us) branch (see ramus) + -ificāre -ify
Related formsmul·ti·ram·i·fied, adjectiveun·ram·i·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ramify


/ (ˈræmɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to divide into branches or branchlike parts
(intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex

Word Origin for ramify

C16: from French ramifier, from Latin rāmus branch + facere to make
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Medicine definitions for ramify


[ rămə-fī′ ]


To branch.

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