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.

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