aberuncate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin aberuncare, from Latin averruncare.

VerbEdit

aberuncate (third-person singular simple present aberuncates, present participle aberuncating, simple past and past participle aberuncated)

  1. (rare, transitive) To eradicate; to pull up by the roots. [from 18th c.]
    • 1983, Alasdair Gray, ‘Logopandocy’, Canongate 2012 (Every Short Story 1951-2012), p. 136:
      those embryonical conceits which quaversally disposed intellects too often neglect, abort and aberuncate for clamouring projects more fully formed […].
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