An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.
A sudden breaking away (of parts of a mass or, esp., of the placenta from the uterus)
Webster's New World
(archaic) A sudden termination or interruption. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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