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—v., -rived, -riv•ing.
1. to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually fol. by from).
2. to trace from a source or origin.
3. to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer.
4. Chem.to produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
to come from a source or origin; originate (often fol. by from).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.