transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

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

Word History


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 7 Dec. 2023.

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