a) The act of averting.
b) Eradication.

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  • Averruncation — Av er*run*ca tion, n. [Cf. OF. averroncation.] 1. The act of averting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Eradication. [R.] De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • averruncation — noun see averruncate …   Useful english dictionary

  • averruncate — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: English averruncate (partly influenced in meaning by Latin eruncare to weed out), from Latin averruncatus, past participle of averruncare to avert, from a, ab from, away + verruncare to turn; perhaps akin… …   Useful english dictionary

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