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di·var·i·cate • v. [intr.] / dīˈvariˌkāt; di-/ technical or poetic/lit. stretch or spread apart; diverge widely: her crow's feet are divaricating like deltas. • adj. / -kit; -ˌkāt/ Bot. (of a branch) coming off the stem almost at a right angle. DERIVATIVES: di·var·i·ca·tion / -ˌvariˈkāshən/ n.

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divaricate

divaricate stretch or spread apart. XVII. f. pp. stem of L. dīvaricāre, f. DI- 1 + varicāre stretch (the legs) asunder, f. varicus straddling; see -ATE 3.
So divarication XVI.

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divaricate

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