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[ih-vuhl-shuh n] /ɪˈvʌl ʃən/
the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction.
Origin of evulsion
1605-15; < Latin ēvulsiōn- (stem of ēvulsiō), equivalent to ēvuls(us) plucked out (past participle of ēvellere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vellere to pluck) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
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  • An inviolable thing, the evulsion of which could never obtain save at the shrine of death—the death of the hated Ghost-man.

    The Red Debt

    Everett MacDonald
  • This is very proper in Glo'ster, newly maimed by the evulsion of his eyes.

British Dictionary definitions for evulsion


(rare) the act of extracting by force
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck
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evulsion in Medicine

evulsion e·vul·sion (ĭ-vŭl'shən)
A forcible pulling out or extraction.

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