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elide


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elide  \E*lide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Elided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eliding}.]  [L.  elidere  to  strike  out  or  off  e  +  laedere  to 
  hurt  by  striking:  cf  F.  ['e]lider.  See  {Lesion}.] 
  1.  To  break  or  dash  in  pieces;  to  demolish;  as  to  elide  the 
  force  of  an  argument.  [Obs.]  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  To  cut  off  as  a  vowel  or  a  syllable,  usually  the 
  final  one  to  subject  to  elision. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elide 
  v  :  leave  or  strike  out  as  of  vowels  [syn:  {strike  out}] 




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