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: to suppress or alter (something, such as a vowel or syllable) by elision
: to strike out (something, such as a written word)
: to leave out of consideration : omit
: curtail, abridge
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abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, shorten, syncopate, truncate
elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract
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1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking
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