divulse

[ dahy-vuhls, di- ]
/ daɪˈvʌls, dɪ- /

verb (used with object), di·vulsed, di·vuls·ing. Surgery.

to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.

Nearby words

  1. divot,
  2. divulgate,
  3. divulgation,
  4. divulge,
  5. divulgence,
  6. divulsion,
  7. divulsive,
  8. divulsor,
  9. divvy,
  10. diwali

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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