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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To branch off or diverge.
adjective: Branched off or diverging widely.
From Latin divaricare, from dis- (apart) + varicare (to straddle), from varicus (straddling). Earliest documented use: 1623.
“After a 3,000-mile journey across five national borders, [Mekong], the mother of rivers divaricates into a complex delta network.”
Ben Mauk; The Floating World; The New York Times Magazine; Apr 1, 2018.
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