Vermiculating
Vermiculate 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vermiculate — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiculated — Vermiculate 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiculation — Ver*mic u*la tion, n. [L. vermiculatio a being worm eaten.] 1. The act or operation of moving in the manner of a worm; continuation of motion from one part to another; as, the vermiculation, or peristaltic motion, of the intestines. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermiculation — [vər mik΄yə lā′shən] n. 〚L vermiculatio: see VERMICULATE〛 1. a vermiculating or being vermiculated 2. vermicular markings 3. movement marked by alternate contraction and dilation, as in peristalsis * * * ver·mic·u·la·t …   Universalium

  • vermiculate — vermiculation, n. v. /veuhr mik yeuh layt /; adj. /veuhr mik yeuh lit, layt /, v., vermiculated, vermiculating, adj. v.t. 1. to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm. adj. Also, vermiculated /veuhr… …   Universalium

  • vermiculate — verb (t) /vɜˈmɪkjəleɪt/ (say ver mikyuhlayt) (vermiculated, vermiculating) 1. to work or ornament with winding or wavy outlines or markings, resembling the tracks of worms. –adjective /vɜˈmɪkjələt/ (say ver mikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) 2. worm …   Australian English dictionary

  • vermiculate — [vər mik′yəlāt΄idvər mik′yə lāt΄; ] for adj., usually [, vər mik′yəlit] vt. vermiculated, vermiculating [< L vermiculatus, pp. of vermiculari, to be full of worms < vermiculus, dim. of vermis, a WORM] to make vermicular; esp., to cover, as… …   English World dictionary

  • vermiculation — [vər mik΄yə lā′shən] n. [L vermiculatio: see VERMICULATE] 1. a vermiculating or being vermiculated 2. vermicular markings 3. movement marked by alternate contraction and dilation, as in peristalsis …   English World dictionary

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