Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To separate, cut, or tear off by avulsion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pluck or pull off. Shenstone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pluck or pull off.

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  • verb medicine To tear off forcibly.

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  • verb separate by avulsion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin āvellere, āvuls-, to tear off : ā-, ab-, away; see ab– + vellere, to pull.]

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from Latin

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