• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Averruncate To avert; to ward off.
    • Averruncate To root up.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • averruncate To avert or ward off.
    • averruncate [Improp.: see etym.] To weed; pull up by the roots.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Averruncate a-vėr-ungk′āt (rare) to avert or ward off: to pull up by the roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. averruncare, to avert; a, ab, off + verruncare, to turn; formerly derived from ab, and eruncare, to root out. Cf. Aberuncate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. averruncāre, to avert.