[ ab-uh-lish-uh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object),ab·o·li·tion·ized, ab·o·li·tion·iz·ing.
  1. (esp. prior to the Civil War) to convert (persons, a region, a state, etc.) to abolitionism.

Origin of abolitionize

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; abolition + -ize
  • Also especially British, ab·o·li·tion·ise .

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