evulsion

[ ih-vuhl-shuh n ]
/ ɪˈvʌl ʃən /

noun

the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction.

Nearby words

  1. evonymus,
  2. evoo,
  3. evora,
  4. evtushenko,
  5. evulse,
  6. evvoia,
  7. evzone,
  8. ew,
  9. ewa beach,
  10. ewald

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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British Dictionary definitions for evulsion

evulsion

/ (ɪˈvʌlʃən) /

noun

rare the act of extracting by force

Word Origin for evulsion

C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck

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Medicine definitions for evulsion

evulsion

[ ĭ-vŭlshən ]

n.

A forcible pulling out or extraction.

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