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jettison

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jettison

  1. the getting rid of whatever is unwanted or useless <with his ship rapidly sinking, the captain ordered a last-ditch jettison of much of its cargo> Synonyms discarding, disposition, dumping, disposal, junking, removal, riddance, scrapping, throwing awayRelated Words clearance, clearing; decimation, demolishment, demolition, destructionNear Antonyms accumulation, acquirement, acquisition, collection, deposit, gathering




jettison

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jettison

  1. to get rid of as useless or unwanted <just jettison that plan, because we know it won't work> Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), discard, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain




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