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English definition of “bifurcate”

bifurcate

verb [I] uk   /ˈbaɪ.fə.keɪt/ us    /-fɚ-/ formal
(of roads, rivers, branches, etc.) to divide into two parts: A sample of water was taken from the point where the river bifurcates.Separating and dividing
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