a tearing apart; violent separation.
Origin of divulsion
1595–1605;Related formsdi·vul·sive [dih-vuhl-siv] /dɪˈvʌl sɪv/, adjective
< Latin dīvulsiōn-
(stem of dīvulsiō
), equivalent to dīvuls(us
) (see divulse
) + -iōn- -ion
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Derived Formsdivulsive, adjective
a tearing or pulling apart
Word Origin for divulsion
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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