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elide

[ ih-lahyd ]
/ ɪˈlaɪd /
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verb (used with object), e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing.
to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.
to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
Law. to annul or quash.
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Origin of elide

First recorded in 1530–50; from Latin ēlīdere “to strike out,” equivalent to ē- “out, out of; away” + -līdere, combining form of laedere “to wound”; see e-1

OTHER WORDS FROM elide

un·e·lid·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elide

elide
/ (ɪˈlaɪd) /

verb
phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision

Derived forms of elide

elidible, adjective

Word Origin for elide

C16: from Latin ēlīdere to knock, from laedere to hit, wound
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