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divulse

[ dahy-vuhls, dih- ]

verb (used with object)

, Surgery.
, di·vulsed, di·vuls·ing.
  1. to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of divulse1

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

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