averruncate

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
1
obsolete : to ward off or avert (something, such as an evil)
2
obsolete : to weed out : cut away (something, such as a weed) : uproot, remove
averruncation noun
plural -s

Word History

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 to Latin verrere to sweep

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“Averruncate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/averruncate. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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