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bi·fur·cate

 (bī′fər-kāt′, bī-fûr′-)
v. bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing, bi·fur·cates
v.tr.
To divide into two parts or branches.
v.intr.
To separate into two parts or branches; fork.
adj. (-kāt′, -kĭt)
Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers.

[Medieval Latin bifurcāre, bifurcāt-, to divide, from Latin bifurcus, two-pronged : bi-, two; see bi-1 + furca, fork.]

bi′fur·cate′ly adv.
bi′fur·ca′tion n.

bifurcate

vb
to fork or divide into two parts or branches
adj
forked or divided into two sections or branches
[C17: from Medieval Latin bifurcātus, from Latin bifurcus, from bi-1 + furca fork]
ˌbifurˈcation n

bi•fur•cate

(v., adj. ˈbaɪ fərˌkeɪt, baɪˈfɜr keɪt; adj. also -kɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to divide or fork into two branches.
adj.
2. divided into two branches.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin bifurcātus= Latin bi- bi 1 + furca fork]
bi`fur•cate′ly, adv.
bi`fur•ca′tion, n.

bifurcate


Past participle: bifurcated
Gerund: bifurcating

Imperative
bifurcate
bifurcate
Present
I bifurcate
you bifurcate
he/she/it bifurcates
we bifurcate
you bifurcate
they bifurcate
Preterite
I bifurcated
you bifurcated
he/she/it bifurcated
we bifurcated
you bifurcated
they bifurcated
Present Continuous
I am bifurcating
you are bifurcating
he/she/it is bifurcating
we are bifurcating
you are bifurcating
they are bifurcating
Present Perfect
I have bifurcated
you have bifurcated
he/she/it has bifurcated
we have bifurcated
you have bifurcated
they have bifurcated
Past Continuous
I was bifurcating
you were bifurcating
he/she/it was bifurcating
we were bifurcating
you were bifurcating
they were bifurcating
Past Perfect
I had bifurcated
you had bifurcated
he/she/it had bifurcated
we had bifurcated
you had bifurcated
they had bifurcated
Future
I will bifurcate
you will bifurcate
he/she/it will bifurcate
we will bifurcate
you will bifurcate
they will bifurcate
Future Perfect
I will have bifurcated
you will have bifurcated
he/she/it will have bifurcated
we will have bifurcated
you will have bifurcated
they will have bifurcated
Future Continuous
I will be bifurcating
you will be bifurcating
he/she/it will be bifurcating
we will be bifurcating
you will be bifurcating
they will be bifurcating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bifurcating
you have been bifurcating
he/she/it has been bifurcating
we have been bifurcating
you have been bifurcating
they have been bifurcating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bifurcating
you will have been bifurcating
he/she/it will have been bifurcating
we will have been bifurcating
you will have been bifurcating
they will have been bifurcating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bifurcating
you had been bifurcating
he/she/it had been bifurcating
we had been bifurcating
you had been bifurcating
they had been bifurcating
Conditional
I would bifurcate
you would bifurcate
he/she/it would bifurcate
we would bifurcate
you would bifurcate
they would bifurcate
Past Conditional
I would have bifurcated
you would have bifurcated
he/she/it would have bifurcated
we would have bifurcated
you would have bifurcated
they would have bifurcated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bifurcate - split or divide into twobifurcate - split or divide into two    
diverge - extend in a different direction; "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged"
2.bifurcate - divide into two branchesbifurcate - divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"
furcate, branch, fork, ramify, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
Adj.1.bifurcate - resembling a forkbifurcate - resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches; "the biramous appendages of an arthropod"; "long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects"; "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked lightning"; "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"

bifurcate

verb
To separate into branches or branchlike parts:
Translations

bifurcate

[ˈbaɪfəkeɪt] VIbifurcarse

bifurcate

[ˈbaɪfɜːrkeɪt]
vi [line, path, supply] → bifurquer
vt (= divide) → bifurquer

bifurcate

vi (form)sich gabeln
adjgegabelt
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