Definition of radicate in English:

radicate

adjective

  • Botany. Having or growing from a root, especially as opposed to a rhizome; (of a fungus) having rootlike outgrowths at the base of the stipe.

verb

  • 1To cause to take root; to plant or establish firmly (in something). Chiefly figurative.

  • 2In pass. To be or become rooted or established (in something).

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin rādīcātus, past participle of rādīcārī radicate<br>mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Elyot (c1490–1546), humanist and diplomat. From classical Latin rādīcāt-, past participial stem of rādīcārī to take root, in post-classical Latin also radicare to take root (Vetus Latina), to cause to take root, establish (Vulgate) from rādīc-, rādīx.

Pronunciation

radicate

/ˈradɪkət/