AskDefine | Define divaricate

Dictionary Definition



1 branch off; "The road divaricates here"
2 spread apart; "divaricate one's fingers"

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divaricat-, past participle stem of divaricare, from di- + varicare, from varicus.


IPA: /dʌɪ'væɹɪkeɪt/


  1. to spread apart; to diverge, to branch off

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