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a·bol·ish  (-blsh)
tr.v. a·bol·ished, a·bol·ish·ing, a·bol·ish·es
1. To do away with; annul.
2. To destroy completely.

[Middle English abolisshen, from Old French abolir, aboliss-, from Latin abolre; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.]

a·bolish·a·ble adj.
a·bolish·er n.
a·bolish·ment n.
Synonyms: abolish, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, eradicate, obliterate
These verbs mean to get rid of: voted to abolish the tax; exterminated the cockroaches in the house; criticism that extinguished my enthusiasm; policies that attempt to extirpate drug abuse; scientists working to eradicate deadly diseases; a magnet that obliterated the data on the floppy disk.


abolish  /bl/  v. [T] to end s.t.: The government abolished the tax on food.

Thesaurus: abolish to cancel, eliminate | to prohibit, ban. Ants. to establish | restore. abolish

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