Divaricatingly

divaricate

[v. dahy-var-i-keyt, di-; adj. dahy-var-uh-kit, -keyt, di-]
verb (used without object), divaricated, divaricating.
1.
to spread apart; branch; diverge.
2.
Botany, Zoology. to branch at a wide angle.
adjective
3.
spread apart; widely divergent.
4.
Botany, Zoology. branching at a wide angle.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin dīvāricātus (past participle of dīvāricāre), equivalent to di-2 + vāric- (base of vāricāre to straddle; see prevaricate) + -ātus -ate1

divaricately, adverb
divaricatingly, adverb
divarication, noun
divaricator, noun
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divaricate
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of branches) to diverge at a wide angle
 
adj
2.  branching widely; forked
 
[C17: from Latin dīvāricāre to stretch apart, from di-² + vāricāre to stand astride]
 
di'varicately
 
adv
 
di'varicatingly
 
adv
 
divari'cation
 
n

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