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brachiate

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin brachiatus, from brachium ‘arm, branch’.

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AdjectiveEdit

brachiate (comparative more brachiate, superlative most brachiate)

  1. Having decussate branches.

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from brachiator.

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VerbEdit

brachiate (third-person singular simple present brachiates, present participle brachiating, simple past and past participle brachiated)

  1. (intransitive) To move like a brachiator; to swing from branch to branch, advance by brachiation.
    ...brachiating from handhold to handhold like chimpanzees in a jungle.