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reticulate (adj.)

"reticulated, covered with netted lines, having distinct lines or veins crossing as a network," 1650s, from Latin reticulatus "having a net-like pattern," from reticulum "little net," a double diminutive of rete "net," a word of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Lithuanian rėtis "sieve," or perhaps a loan-word from a non-IE language.

reticulate (v.)

"cover with intersecting lines, divide or mark in such a way as to indicate or resemble a network," 1787, a back-formation from the adjective reticulated "constructed or arranged like a net" (1728); see reticulate (adj.). Related: Reticulating.

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Definitions of reticulate
1
reticulate (v.)
form a net or a network;
reticulate (v.)
distribute by a network, as of water or electricity;
reticulate (v.)
divide so as to form a network;
2
reticulate (adj.)
resembling or forming a network;
a reticulated highway system
the reticulate veins of a leaf
Synonyms: reticular
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