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 for subdivide
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subdivide \Sub`di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subdivided; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Subdividing.] [L. subdividere, sub under +
     dividere to divide. See Divide.]
     To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part
     into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already
     been divided.
     [1913 Webster]
           The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies,
           and those colonies were subdivided into many others.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subdivide \Sub`di*vide"\, v. i.
     To be, or to become, subdivided.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: form into subdivisions; "The cells subdivided"
      2: divide into smaller and smaller pieces; "This apartment
         cannot be subdivided any further!"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "subdivide":
     alphabetize, analyze, anatomize, apportion, arrange, assay, assort,
     bifurcate, bisect, branch, break down, break up, by two, catalog,
     categorize, class, classify, cleave, codify, contradistinguish,
     cut in two, cut up, demarcate, demark, dichotomize, differentiate,
     digest, dimidiate, discriminate, dissect, distinguish, district,
     divide, divide up, divvy, divvy up, draw the line, file, fission,
     fork, grade, group, halve, in half, index, list,
     mark the interface, order, parcel, parcel out, partition, pick out,
     pigeonhole, place, portion, ramify, range, rank, rate, reduce,
     reduce to elements, resolve, screen, screen out, section, segment,
     segregate, select, separate, set a limit, set apart, set off,
     sever, severalize, sieve, sieve out, sift, sift out, sort,
     sort out, split, split hairs, split in two, split up, subtilize,
     tabulate, transect, type, winnow, zone

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