divellicate

transitive verb di·vel·li·cate \dīˈveləˌkāt, də̇ˈ-\

Definition of divellicate

-ed/-ing/-s

archaic

  1. :  to tear apart :  break off :  detach

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Origin and Etymology of divellicate

Latin di- (from dis- apart) + vellicatus, past participle of vellicare to pluck, twitch, from vellere to pluck, pull


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