[ ab-uh-lish-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˌæb əˈlɪʃ əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), ab·o·li·tion·ized, ab·o·li·tion·iz·ing.
(esp. prior to the Civil War) to convert (persons, a region, a state, etc.) to abolitionism.
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Also especially British, ab·o·li·tion·ise.
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