Averruncate Av`er*run"cate, v. t. [L. averruncare to avert; a, ab, off + verruncare to turn; formerly derived from ab and eruncare to root out. Cf. {Aberuncate}.] 1. To avert; to ward off. [Obs.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

2. To root up. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • averruncate — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: English averruncate (partly influenced in meaning by Latin eruncare to weed out), from Latin averruncatus, past participle of averruncare to avert, from a, ab from, away + verruncare to turn; perhaps akin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • averruncate — verb a) To avert; to ward off. b) To root up …   Wiktionary

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  • Aberuncate — Ab e*run cate, v. t. [L. aberuncare, for aberruncare. See {Averruncate}.] To weed out. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Averruncator — An averruncator is a form of long shears used in arboriculture for averruncating or pruning off the higher branches of trees, etc. The word averruncate (from Latin averruncare , to ward off, remove mischief ) glided into meaning to weed the… …   Wikipedia

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  • averruncator — avˈerruncātor noun An instrument for cutting off branches of trees • • • Main Entry: ↑averruncate …   Useful english dictionary

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