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According to WordNet, the verb "devolve" has 3 sense(s).
202229550 be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead".
200092293 grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match".
202392385 pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital".
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