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ex-plicō āvī and uī, ātus or itus, āre,

to unfold, uncoil, unroll, unfurl, unclose, spread out, loosen, undo: explicatā veste: volumen: frondes, V.: frontem sollicitam, smooth, H.: seria contractae frontis, H. — Reflex., to extricate oneself, get free: te aliquā viā: se angustum, Iu.—To spread out, stretch out, extend, deploy, display: aciem, L.: ordines, L.: cohortīs, V.: se turmatim, Cs.: per obstantīs catervas sua arma, H.: forum ad atrium Libertatis: (in serpente) orbīs, O.—Fig., to unfold, set free, release: intellegentiam tuam: Siciliam cinctam periculis. — To disentangle, set in order, arrange, regulate, settle, adjust, rescue: eius negotia: rationem salutis: de hortis: consilium his rationibus explicabat, his plan was governed by, Cs.: re explicatā: rationes, balance accounts: nomen, satisfy: pecuniam: nihilo plus explicet ac si Insanire paret, make no more out of it, H.—To explain, unfold, set forth, exhibit, treat, convey, express: vitam alterius totam: funera fando, V.: philosophiam: breviter quae mihi sit ratio: de rerum naturā.

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