Definition of aberuncate in English:


Pronunciation /abəˈrʌŋkeɪt/


rare, archaic
  • To pull up by the roots; to remove entirely.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin aberuncat-, past participial stem of aberuncare to uproot, abolish, variant or alteration of classical Latin averruncāre, probably arising from reinterpretation of the Latin verb as deriving from ab- + ēruncāre.