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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avulsion  \A*vul"sion\,  n.  [L.  avulsio.] 
  1.  A  tearing  asunder;  a  forcible  separation. 
 
  The  avulsion  of  two  polished  superficies.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  A  fragment  torn  off  --J.  Barlow. 
 
  3.  (Law)  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.  --Wharton.  Burrill 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avulsion 
  n  :  a  forcible  tearing  or  separation  of  one  body  part  from 
  another 




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