imbricate

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imbricate

[′im·brə·kət]
(biology)
Having overlapping edges, such as scales, or the petals of a flower.

imbricate

To overlap in regular order, as shingling, tiles, etc.
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She imbricates these with her own Black family and her own identification as a mother and a wife, thus emphasizing the irony of her own escape (and of the departures of so many women like her) having been made in order to cultivate a home.
We have seen how Rufel imbricates Dorcas into her (Rufel's) mental life by reconstructing Dorcas's voice so that it expresses what Rufel wishes it to express, no matter what it actually says.