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English adjective: bifurcate

1. bifurcate resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsbiramous, branched, forficate, fork-like, forked, pronged, prongy



English verb: bifurcate

1. bifurcate (stative) split or divide into two

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)diverge

2. bifurcate (change) divide into two branches

SamplesThe road bifurcated.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate

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