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develop

[ dih-vel-uhp ]
/ dɪˈvɛl əp /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of develop

1585–95; <Middle French développer,Old French desveloper, equivalent to des-dis-1 + voloper to wrap up; see envelop
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British Dictionary definitions for develop

develop
/ (dɪˈvɛləp) /

verb

developable, adjective
C19: from Old French desveloper to unwrap, from des- dis- 1 + veloper to wrap; see envelop
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Medical definitions for develop

develop
[ dĭ-vĕləp ]

v.

To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle.
To progress from earlier to later or from simpler to more complex stages of evolution.
To aid in the growth of; strengthen.
To grow by degrees into a more advanced or mature state.
To become affected with a disease; contract.
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