[dih-vuhl-shuh n, dahy-]
- a tearing apart; violent separation.
Origin of divulsion
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Divulsion, di-vul′shun, n. act of pulling or rending asunder or away.
That sweet Federation was of last year; this sour Divulsion is the self-same substance, only older by the appointed days.The French Revolution
Aristotle in his Ethicks takes up the conceit of the Bever, and the divulsion of his Testicles.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)
- a tearing or pulling apart
C17: from Latin dīvulsiō, from dīvulsus torn apart, from dīvellere to rend, from di- ² + vellere to pull
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- The removal of a part by tearing.
- The forcible dilation of the walls of a cavity or canal.
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