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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·volve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evolved p. pr. & vb. n. Evolving.]
 1. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe.
    The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full orb and extent than the human soul.   --Sir. M. Hale.
    The principles which art involves, science alone evolves.   --Whewell.
    Not by any power evolved from man's own resources, but by a power which descended from above.   --J. C. Shairp.
 2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.