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divaricate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divaricate  \Di*var"i*cate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divaricated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Divaricating}.]  [L.  divaricatus  p.  p.  of 
  divaricare  to  stretch  apart;  di-  =  dis-  +  varicare  to 
  straddle,  fr  varicus  straddling,  fr  varus  stretched 
  outwards.] 
  1.  To  part  into  two  branches;  to  become  bifid;  to  fork. 
 
  2.  To  diverge;  to  be  divaricate.  --Woodward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divaricate  \Di*var"i*cate\,  v.  t. 
  To  divide  into  two  branches;  to  cause  to  branch  apart. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divaricate  \Di*var"i*cate\,  a.  [L.  divaricatus  p.  p.] 
  1.  Diverging;  spreading  asunder;  widely  diverging. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Forking  and  diverging;  widely  diverging;  as  the 
  branches  of  a  tree,  or  as  lines  of  sculpture,  or  color 
  markings  on  animals,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divaricate 
  v  1:  branch  off  "The  road  divaricates  here" 
  2:  spread  apart;  "divaricate  one's  fingers" 




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