Definition of ramify:
divide, severalise, secern, sort out, distinguish, classify, single out, differentiate, come apart, fork, fall apart, disunite, carve up, split, furcate, separate, part, sort, assort, pitchfork, break, tell, split up, tell apart, branch, secernate, complexify, discriminate, diverge, bifurcate, class, dissever, severalize, subdivide, break up.
Nurse Ella had the greatest scorn for the conventual side of St. Hilda's, which Gwynneth would defend warmly, while her heart admitted more than her lips; the discussion would ramify, and become animated on both sides; then all at once Nurse Ella would look at her watch, and no persuasion would induce her to stay another minute.- "Peccavi", E. W. Hornung.
The idea of the cages is, that the space between the glasses being very narrow, a large part of the roots will ramify close to the surface of the glass, so that by removing the zinc slides the roots may be easily seen, and any root- inhabiting insects which it maybe desirable to breed may thus be studied in their natural conditions without disturbing them.- "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.