Divaricating
Divaricate Di*var"i*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Divaricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divaricating}.] [L. divaricatus, p. p. of divaricare to stretch apart; di- = dis- + varicare to straddle, fr. varicus straddling, fr. varus stretched outwards.] 1. To part into two branches; to become bifid; to fork. [1913 Webster]

2. To diverge; to be divaricate. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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