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imbricate (v.)

"to lay one over another" (as shingles, etc.), 1704 (implied in imbricated), from Latin imbricatus "covered with tiles," past participle of imbricare "to cover with rain tiles" (see imbrication). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating.

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Definitions of imbricate from WordNet
1
imbricate (v.)
place so as to overlap;
imbricate the roof tiles
imbricate (v.)
overlap;
The roof tiles imbricate
2
imbricate (adj.)
used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles;
Synonyms: imbricated
From wordnet.princeton.edu