Ex"pli*cate (?), a. [L. explicatus, p.p. of explicare.]

Evolved; unfolded.

Jer. Taylor.


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Ex"pli*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explicated(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Explicating(?).]


To unfold; to expand; to lay open.

[Obs.] "They explicate the leaves."



To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.

The last verse of his last satire is not yet sufficiently explicated. Dryden.


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