transitive verb

Definition of averruncate


  1. 1 obsolete :  to ward off or avert (something, such as an evil)

  2. 2 obsolete :  to weed out :  cut away (something, such as a weed) :  uproot, remove


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of averruncate

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 — more at of, war

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to cast off or become cast off

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