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Friday, June 29, 2007

Definitions for bifurcate

  1. To divide into two branches or parts.
  2. To branch or separate into two parts.
  3. Divided into two branches or parts; forked.

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Citations for bifurcate
There it was, a sliver of a million-dollar view: the red towers of the Golden Gate Bridge that bifurcated the waters, marking bay from ocean. Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter
They were strolling up the paved walk which bifurcated the rolling front lawn of her house. Erik Tarloff, The Man Who Wrote the Book
Origin of bifurcate
Bifurcate comes from the past participle of Medieval Latin bifurcare, "to divide," from Latin bifurcus, "two-pronged," from bi- + furca, "fork."
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