avulse

verb
\ ə-ˈvəls How to pronounce avulse (audio) \
avulsed; avulsing

Definition of avulse

transitive verb

: to separate by avulsion

First Known Use of avulse

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avulse

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

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“Avulse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avulse. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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\ ə-ˈvəls How to pronounce avulse (audio) \
avulsed; avulsing

Medical Definition of avulse

: to separate by avulsion an avulsed ligament

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