avulse

[uh-vuhls]
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Origin of avulse

1755–65; < Latin āvulsus, past participle of āvellere to pluck off, tear away, equivalent to ā- a-4 + vul-, past participle stem of vellere to forcibly pull, pluck + -sus, variant of -tus past participle suffix
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