Definitions for vermiculatevərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•mic•u•latevərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.

  2. (adj.)worm-eaten.

  3. Ref: vermicular.

  4. sinuous; intricate.

Origin of vermiculate:

1595–1605; < L vermiculātus. See vermicular , -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vermiculate, worm-eaten, wormy(adj)

    infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms

  2. vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated(verb)

    decorated with wormlike tracery or markings

    "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"

  3. vermiculate(verb)

    decorate with wavy or winding lines


  1. vermiculate(Verb)

    to decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms

  2. vermiculate(Adjective)

    Like a worm; resembling a worm.

  3. vermiculate(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From vermiculatus, past participle of vermiculor, from vermiculus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vermiculate(verb)

    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

  2. Vermiculate(adj)

    wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks; as, a vermiculate nut

  3. Vermiculate(adj)

    crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical


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