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bra·chi·ate • v. / ˈbrākēˌāt; ˈbrak-/ [intr.] (of certain apes) move by using the arms to swing from branch to branch: the gibbons brachiate energetically across their enclosure. • adj. / ˈbrākēˌāt; ˈbrak-; -it/ Biol. branched, esp. having widely spread paired branches on alternate sides. ∎  having arms. DERIVATIVES: bra·chi·a·tion / ˌbrākēˈāshən; ˌbrak-/ n. bra·chi·a·tor / -ˌātər/ n.

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