E*volve" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evolved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Evolving.] [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]


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.


To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.


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E*volve", v. i.

To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution.



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