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imbricate

im·bri·cate

imbricate

 
 
pronunciation:
Im br keIt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: overlapping in an even sequence, as roof tiles or fish scales.
Pinecones have imbricate scales.
definition 2: decorated with evenly overlapping parts, or in such a pattern.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: imbricated, imbricates, imbricating
definition: to overlap or be overlapped in an even sequence.
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derivation: imbricately (adv.)