[ab-uh-lish-uh n] /ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən/
the act of :
the abolition of war.
the state of being ; annulment; abrogation:
the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes.
the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S.
the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished; annulment
(often capital) (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
(often capital) (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
1520s, from Middle French abolition or directly from Latin abolitionem (nominative abolitio) “an abolition,” noun of action from past participle stem of abolere “destroy” (see abolish). Specific application to “opposition to the black slave trade as a political question” is first attested 1788.
[non-uh-brey-siv, -ziv] /ˌnɒn əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv/ adjective 1. not causing abrasion. 2. preventing abrasion.
[ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m] /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. 2. any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are and not relative, dependent, or changeable. /ˈæbsəluːˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, […]
- Nonabsorbable suture
nonabsorbable suture non·ab·sorb·a·ble suture (nŏn’əb-sôr’bə-bəl, -zôr’-) n. A surgical suture made from a material unaffected by the biological activities of the body tissues, and therefore permanent unless removed.
[ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr-] /æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-/ adjective 1. capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to . noun 2. something that : Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill. /əbˈsɔːbənt; -ˈzɔː-/ adjective 1. able to absorb noun 2. a substance that absorbs 1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative […]