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abolitionize

[ab-uh-lish-uh-nahyz] /ˌæb əˈlɪʃ əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), abolitionized, abolitionizing.
1.
(esp. prior to the Civil War) to convert (persons, a region, a state, etc.) to abolitionism.
Also, especially British, abolitionise.
Origin of abolitionize
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; abolition + -ize
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