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bifurcate (v.)

"to divide into two forks or branches," 1610s, from Medieval Latin bifurcatus, from Latin bi- "two" (see bi-) + furca "two-pronged fork, fork-shaped instrument," a word of unknown etymology. Related: Bifurcated; bifurcating.

bifurcate (adj.)

"two-forked," 1835, from Medieval Latin bifurcatus, from Latin bi- "two" (see bi-) + furca "two-pronged fork," a word of unknown etymology. Nativized biforked in the same sense is from 1570s.

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Definitions of bifurcate
1
bifurcate (v.)
split or divide into two;
bifurcate (v.)
divide into two branches;
The road bifurcated
2
bifurcate (adj.)
resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches;
Synonyms: biramous / branched / forked / fork-like / forficate / pronged / prongy
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