verb (abolish, es)
- To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; to end a law, system, custom or institution
- Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.
- (archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.
- And with thy blood so reproachful blot. - Spenser
- His quick instinctive hand Caught at the hilt, as to him. - Tennyson
Etymology: From French abolir, which comes from Latin abolere, from ab + olere "to grow".
- Dutch: vernietigen
- French: détruire
- German: vernichten
- Italian: abolire
- Spanish: destrozar
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