follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

evulsion

[ih-vuhl-shuh n] /ɪˈvʌl ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin ēvulsiōn- (stem of ēvulsiō), equivalent to ēvuls(us) plucked out (past participle of ēvellere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vellere to pluck) + -iōn- -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for evulsion

evulsion

/ɪˈvʌlʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) the act of extracting by force
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
evulsion in Medicine

evulsion e·vul·sion (ĭ-vŭl'shən)
n.
A forcible pulling out or extraction.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for evulsion

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for evulsion

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends