avulse

avulse
transitive verb (avulsed; avulsing) Etymology: Latin avulsus, past participle of avellere to tear off, from ab- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable Date: circa 1765 to separate by avulsion

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  • Avulse — A*vulse , v. t. [L. avulsus, p. p. of avellere to tear off; a (ab) + vellere to pluck.] To pluck or pull off. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avulse — ə vəls vt, avulsed; avuls·ing to separate by avulsion <an avulsed ligament> …   Medical dictionary

  • avulse — /euh vuls /, v.t., avulsed, avulsing. to pull off or tear away forcibly: to avulse a ligament. [1755 65; < L avulsus, ptp. of avellere to pluck off, tear away, equiv. to a A 4 + vul , ptp. s. of vellere to forcibly pull, pluck + sus, var. of tus… …   Universalium

  • avulse — verb əˈvʌls To tear off forcibly. An alternative is to avulse the nail of the second or third toe [...] See Also: avulsion …   Wiktionary

  • avulse — a•vulse [[t]əˈvʌls[/t]] v. t. srg cv to pull off or tear away forcibly: to avulse a ligament[/ex] • Etymology: 1755–65; < L āvulsus, ptp. of āvellere to pluck off, tear away =ā a IV+vellere to forcibly pull, pluck …   From formal English to slang

  • avulse — verb separate by avulsion • Derivationally related forms: ↑avulsion • Hypernyms: ↑separate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • River delta — Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. The Nile is an example of a wave dominated delta that has the classic Greek delta (Δ) shape after which river deltas were named. A delta is a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river where that… …   Wikipedia

  • Cross-bedding — Crossbedding of sandstone near Mt. Carmel road, Zion Canyon, indicating wind action and sand dune formation prior to formation of rock (NPS photo by George A. Grant, 1929) …   Wikipedia

  • avulsion — /euh vul sheuhn/, n. 1. a tearing away. 2. Law. the sudden removal of soil by change in a river s course or by a flood, from the land of one owner to that of another. 3. a part torn off. [1615 25; < L avulsion (s. of avulsio), equiv. to avuls(us) …   Universalium

  • evulse — /i vuls /, v.t., evulsed, evulsing. to extract forcibly: to evulse an infected molar. Cf. avulse. * * * …   Universalium

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