Averruncation Av`er*run*ca"tion, n. [Cf. OF. averroncation.] 1. The act of averting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Eradication. [R.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • averruncation — noun a) The act of averting. b) Eradication …   Wiktionary

  • averruncation — noun see averruncate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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