di·var·i·cate verb \dī-ˈver-ə-ˌkāt, də, -ˈva-rə-\
: to spread apart : branch off : diverge
Origin of DIVARICATE
past participle of divaricare,
to straddle — more at prevaricate
First Known Use: 1673
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