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[ dih-vuhl-shuh n, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvʌl ʃən, daɪ- /

noun Surgery.

a tearing apart; violent separation.

Nearby words

divulgate, divulgation, divulge, divulgence, divulse, divulsion, divulsive, divulsor, divvy, diwali, diwan

Origin of divulsion

1595–1605; < Latin dīvulsiōn- (stem of dīvulsiō), equivalent to dīvuls(us) (see divulse) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsdi·vul·sive [dih-vuhl-siv] /dɪˈvʌl sɪv/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for divulsion

  • Divulsion, di-vul′shun, n. act of pulling or rending asunder or away.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)|Various
  • That sweet Federation was of last year; this sour Divulsion is the self-same substance, only older by the appointed days.

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
  • Aristotle in his Ethicks takes up the conceit of the Bever, and the divulsion of his Testicles.

British Dictionary definitions for divulsion


/ (daɪˈvʌlʃən) /


a tearing or pulling apart
Derived Formsdivulsive, adjective

Word Origin for divulsion

C17: from Latin dīvulsiō, from dīvulsus torn apart, from dīvellere to rend, from di- ² + vellere to pull
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for divulsion


[ dĭ-vŭlshən ]


The removal of a part by tearing.
The forcible dilation of the walls of a cavity or canal.
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