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plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction: The evulsion of her baby tooth was painless.
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A forcible extraction.
[Latin ēvolsiō, ēvolsiōn-, from ēvulsus, past participle of ēvellere, to pull out : ē-, ex-, ex- + vellere, to pull.]
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rare the act of extracting by force
[C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck]
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