avale

verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of avale

transitive verb

1 obsolete : lower : let fall
2 obsolete : to bring low : abase

intransitive verb

1 obsolete : descend, dismount
2 obsolete : to sink down : flow down

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History and Etymology for avale

Middle English avalen, from Middle French avaler, from Old French, from aval downward, from a to (from Latin ad) + val valley

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“Avale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avale. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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