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avulse

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verb, \ə-ˈvəls\

Definition of avulse

avulsedavulsing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to separate by avulsion



Origin of avulse

Latin avulsus, past participle of avellere to tear off, from ab- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable


First Known Use: circa 1765

Rhymes with avulse


Medical Dictionary

avulse

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transitive verb \ə-ˈvəls\

Medical Definition of avulse

avulsed; avulsing

  1. :  to separate by avulsion <an avulsed ligament>




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