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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of explicare 'to unfold', from plicare 'to fold'

explicate

verb
     
ex‧pli‧cate [transitive]
formal to explain an idea in detail:
It is essentially a simple notion, but explicating it is difficult.
explication noun [uncountable and countable]

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