divellicate

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

Definition of divellicate

-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: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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