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intr.v. fur·cat·ed, fur·cat·ing, fur·cates
To divide into branches; fork.
Divided into branches; forked.
[Late Latin furcātus, forked, from Latin furca, fork.]
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to divide into two parts; fork
forked; divided: furcate branches.
[C19: from Late Latin furcātus forked, from Latin furca a fork]
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fur•cate(adj. ˈfɜr keɪt, -kɪt; v. -keɪt)
adj., v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. adj.
1. forked; branching.v.i.
2. to form a fork; branch.
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Past participle: furcated
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|Verb||1.||furcate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"|
branch, ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
twig - branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
bifurcate - divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"
trifurcate - divide into three; "The road trifurcates at the bridge"
diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"
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