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Meaning of VERMICULATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]vur'mikyulit, [v]vur'mikyu`leyt, vur'mikyûlut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
  2. [adj]  eaten (or as if eaten) by worms
  3. [v]  decorate with wavy or winding lines
 

VERMICULATE is a 11 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: fancy, vermicular, vermiculated, worm-eaten, wormy, worn
 
 See Also: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ver*mic"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Vermiculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vermiculating}.] [L.
    vermiculatus inlaid so as to resemble the tracks of worms, p.
    p. of vermiculari to be full of worms, vermiculus a little
    worm. See {Vermicular}.]
    To form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular lines or
    impressions resembling the tracks of worms, or appearing as
    if formed by the motion of worms.
    
    
  2. \Ver*mic"u*late\, a.
    1. Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations;
       marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with
       irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks; as, a
       vermiculate nut.
    
    2. Crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating;
       sophistical. ``Vermiculate questions.'' --Bacon.
       ``Vermiculate logic.'' --R. Choate.
    
    
 

 

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