AskDefine | Define divaricate

Dictionary Definition

divaricate

Verb

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

IPA: /dʌɪ'væɹɪkeɪt/

Verb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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