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Definitions and Synonyms of bifurcate | Another word for bifurcate | What is bifurcate?

Definition 1: divide into two branches - [verb of change]

Samples where bifurcate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The road bifurcated

(bifurcate is a kind of ...) divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

"The road forks"

Definition 2: split or divide into two - [verb of stative]

(bifurcate is a kind of ...) extend in a different direction

"The lines start to diverge here" "Their interests diverged"

Definition 3: resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bifurcate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the 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

Synonyms for bifurcate in the sense of this definition

(bifurcate is similar to ...) separated into parts or pieces

"opinions are divided"

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