avulse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

avulse (third-person singular simple present avulses, present participle avulsing, simple past and past participle avulsed)

  1. (medicine) To tear off forcibly.
    • 1997, Manual of nail disease and surgery (ISBN 0-86542-638-4), chapter 7, page 70:
      An alternative is to avulse the nail of the second or third toe [...]
    • 2004, Shoulder Surgery (ISBN 0-7216-9598-1), chapter 10, page 122:
      [...] the resulting tension in the restraining ligament would be 600 pounds, sufficient to avulse the ligament.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

avulse f

  1. feminine plural of avulso

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

āvulse

  1. vocative masculine singular of āvulsus