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divulse

[dahy-vuhls, di-]
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verb (used with object), di·vulsed, di·vuls·ing. Surgery.
  1. to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.

Origin of divulse

1595–1605; < Latin dīvulsus (past participle of dīvellere), equivalent to dī- di-2 + vulsus plucked (past participle of vellere)
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