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Explicate \Ex"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Explicating.]

  1. To unfold; to expand; to lay open. [Obs.] ``They explicate the leaves.''

  2. To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.

    The last verse of his last satire is not yet sufficiently explicated.


vb. (present participle of explicate English)

Usage examples of "explicating".

In postmodern culture, as Deleuze says explicating Foucault, "the forces in man enter into relation with forces from the outside, those of silicon replacing carbon, of genetic components replacing the organism, of agrammaticalities replacing the signifier.

As Deleuze says, explicating Foucault, "an inside deeper than any internal world" immediately encounters "an outside more distant than any external world.

That is why I keep my ignorance to myself and abstain from explicating the scriptures.