divellicate

transitive verb

di·​vel·​li·​cate
dīˈveləˌkāt,
də̇ˈ-
-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: to tear apart : break off : detach

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Divellicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divellicate. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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