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evulsion

[ih-vuhl-shuh n]
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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for evulsion

Historical Examples

  • 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</p>

    Everett MacDonald

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


British Dictionary definitions for evulsion

evulsion

noun
  1. 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

([object Object])
n.
  1. A forcible pulling out or extraction.
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