Evolve E*volve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evolving}.] [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See {Voluble}.] 1. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe. [1913 Webster]

The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full orb and extent than the human soul. --Sir. M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

The principles which art involves, science alone evolves. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

Not by any power evolved from man's own resources, but by a power which descended from above. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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