the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction.

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

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evulsion (ɪˈvʌlʃən)
rare the act of extracting by force
[C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck]

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

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