[ram-uh-fahy] /ˈræm əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), ramified, ramifying.
to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to divide into branches or branchlike parts
(intransitive) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
early 15c., “branch out,” from Middle French ramifier (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin ramificare “to form branches,” from Latin ramus “branch” (see ramus) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Related: Ramified; ramifying.
ramify ram·i·fy (rām’ə-fī’)
v. ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing, ram·i·fies
[French ra-mee-yee] /French ra miˈyi/ noun 1. a village in central Belgium: Marlborough’s defeat of the French 1706. /ˈræmɪliːz; French ramiji/ noun 1. a village in central Belgium where the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1706
ramisection ram·i·sec·tion (rām’ĭ-sěk’shən) n. Surgical section of the communicating branches of the sympathetic nervous system.
- Ramis ii
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- Ram it
verb phrase stick it (1950s+)