divulse


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divulse

(daɪˈvʌls)
vb (tr)
obsolete to tear or pull apart

di•vulse

(daɪˈvʌls, dɪ-)

v.t. -vulsed, -vuls•ing. Surg.
to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.
[1595–1605; < Latin dīvulsus, past participle of dīvellere=dī- di-2 + vellere to pluck, tear]
di•vul•sion (dɪˈvʌl ʃən, daɪ-) n.
di•vul′sive, adj.