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English noun: avulsion

1. avulsion (event) 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

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

2. avulsion (act) a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another

Broader (hypernym)separation

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