1. To shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the stem of a plant. When they [asparagus plants] . . . Begin to ramify. (Arbuthnot)
2. To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.
To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme.
Origin: F. Ramifier, LL. Ramificare, fr. L. Ramus a branch _ -ficare (in comp) to make. See -fy.