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əˈvʌl ʃənavul·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avulsionnoun

    an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another

  2. avulsionnoun

    a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another


  1. avulsionnoun

    The loss or separation of a body part, either by surgery or due to trauma

  2. avulsionnoun

    An abrupt change in the course of a river, typically from one channel to another

  3. avulsionnoun

    Movement of soil during a flood, or during a change in the course of a river, especially when a resulting change of land ownership is involved

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Avulsionnoun

    The act of pulling one thing from another.

    Etymology: avulsio, Lat.

    Spare not the little offsprings, if they grow
    Redundant; but the thronging clusters thin
    By kind avulsion. Philips.

    The pressure of any ambient fluid can be no intelligible cause of the cohesion of matter; though such a pressure may hinder the avulsion of two polished superficies one from another, in a line perpendicular to them. John Locke.


  1. avulsion

    Avulsion is a medical term referring to the forcible tearing away or detachment of a body structure or part, either by trauma or surgery. This could involve a body organ, tissue, bone or even a tooth. Implicit in this definition is the process is often sudden or quick. It essentially refers to an injury where a portion of the body is forcibly detached.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avulsionnoun

    a tearing asunder; a forcible separation

  2. Avulsionnoun

    a fragment torn off

  3. Avulsionnoun

    the sudden removal of lands or soil from the estate of one man to that of another by an inundation or a current, or by a sudden change in the course of a river by which a part of the estate of one man is cut off and joined to the estate of another. The property in the part thus separated, or cut off, continues in the original owner

  4. Etymology: [L. avulsio.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avulsion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avulsion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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