avulse

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin avulsus, past participle of avello: ab- +‎ vellō.

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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, chapter 7, page 70:
      An alternative is to avulse the nail of the second or third toe []
    • 2004, Shoulder Surgery →ISBN, 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

  1. feminine plural of avulso

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

āvulse

  1. vocative masculine singular of āvulsus