from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A forcible extraction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of forcibly pulling something out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of plucking out; a rooting out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of plucking or pulling out by force; forcible extraction, as of teeth.
Latin ēvolsiō, ēvolsiōn-, from ēvulsus, past participle of ēvellere, to pull out : ē-, ex-, ex- + vellere, to pull.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin evulsionem, from evellere. (Wiktionary)