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divaricate

[ verb dahy-var-i-keyt, dih-; adjective dahy-var-uh-kit, -keyt, dih- ]
/ verb da瑟藞v忙r 瑟藢ke瑟t, d瑟-; adjective da瑟藞v忙r 蓹 k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t, d瑟- /
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verb (used without object), di路var路i路cat路ed, di路var路i路cat路ing.
to spread apart; branch; diverge.
Botany, Zoology. to branch at a wide angle.
adjective
spread apart; widely divergent.
Botany, Zoology. branching at a wide angle.
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Origin of divaricate

1615鈥25; <Latin d墨v膩ric膩tus (past participle of d墨v膩ric膩re), equivalent to d墨di-2 + v膩ric- (base of v膩ric膩re to straddle; see prevaricate) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM divaricate

di路var路i路cate路ly, adverbdi路var路i路cat路ing路ly, adverbdi路var路i路ca路tion, noundi路var路i路ca路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for divaricate

divaricate

verb (da瑟藞v忙r瑟藢ke瑟t)
(intr) (esp of branches) to diverge at a wide angle
adjective (da瑟藞v忙r瑟k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t)
branching widely; forked

Derived forms of divaricate

divaricately, adverbdivaricatingly, adverbdivarication, noun

Word Origin for divaricate

C17: from Latin d墨v膩ric膩re to stretch apart, from di- 虏 + v膩ric膩re to stand astride
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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