Divulsive Di*vul"sive, a. Tending to pull asunder, tear, or rend; distracting. [1913 Webster]

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  • divulsive — di·vul·sive …   English syllables

  • divulsive — lsiv adjective Etymology: Latin divulsus + English ive : tending to divulse …   Useful english dictionary

  • divulsion — divulsive /di vul siv/, adj. /di vul sheuhn, duy /, n. Surg. a tearing apart; violent separation. [1595 1605; < L divulsion (s. of divulsio), equiv. to divuls(us) (see DIVULSE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • divulsion — /daɪˈvʌlʃən/ (say duy vulshuhn) noun a tearing asunder; violent separation. {French, from Latin dīvulsio} –divulsive, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • divulse —   v.t. rend apart.    ♦ divulsion, n.    ♦ divulsive, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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