Forcibly vs Avulse - What's the difference?

forcibly | avulse |


As an adverb forcibly

is in a forcible manner.

As a verb avulse is

(medicine) to tear off forcibly.

forcibly

English

Adverb

(head)
  • In a forcible manner.
  • avulse

    English

    Verb

    (avuls)
  • (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.