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derive
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 5
1. To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
3. To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; - followed by to, into, on, upon.
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