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  1. The act of freeing from obscurities.
  2. The act of clarifying; the act or process of making clear or transparent by freeing visible impurities; particularly, the clearing or fining of liquid substances from feculent matter by the separation of the insoluble particles which prevent the liquid from being transparent.
(Physiology) Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.
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  1. (Physiology) Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.
  2. The act of evacuating or the condition of being evacuated.
  3. An evacuating or being evacuated
Any release of emotional tension to the same effect, more widely.
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  1. Any release of emotional tension to the same effect, more widely.
  2. (Psychiatry) The alleviation of fear, problems, and complexes by bringing them to consciousness or giving them expression
  3. The therapeutic result of this process; abreaction.
The state of being plucked up by the roots.
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  1. The state of being plucked up by the roots.
  2. The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.
The power to dispose of
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  1. The power to dispose of
  2. A particular order, distribution, or placement:
  3. A particular method of attending to or settling matters.
An instance of such killing.
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  1. An instance of such killing.
  2. (Slang) Something that is very uncomfortable, difficult, or hazardous:
  3. The killing of another person without justification or excuse, especially the crime of killing a person with malice aforethought or with recklessness manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
The fact of being removed.
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  1. The fact of being removed.
  2. A removing or being removed
  3. A petition made by a defendant to have a case moved from one court to another, usually as in the second definition.
A liquidating or being liquidated
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  1. A liquidating or being liquidated
  2. The selling of the assets of a business as part of the process of dissolving the business.
  3. The act of exchange of an asset of lesser liquidity with a more liquid one, such as cash.
The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
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  1. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
  2. (Physics) The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
  3. The act or process of annihilating.
The surgical removal of an organ, a part of an organ, or a diseased tissue.
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  1. The surgical removal of an organ, a part of an organ, or a diseased tissue.
  2. The act of extirpating or uprooting.
An abolishing or being abolished
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  1. An abolishing or being abolished
  2. The act of doing away with or the state of being done away with; annulment.
  3. The legal abolition and prohibition of slavery.
The condition of being extinguished:
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  1. The condition of being extinguished:
  2. (Astronomy) The dimming of celestial objects, usually measured in magnitudes, due to scattering and absorption of their light as it passes through interstellar dust clouds and the earth's atmosphere.
  3. The fact of being extinct or the process of becoming extinct:
An inclination or tendency
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  1. An inclination or tendency
  2. The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
  3. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
An expelling, or forcing out, or the condition of being expelled
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  1. An expelling, or forcing out, or the condition of being expelled
  2. The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.
Ejected matter.
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  1. Ejected matter.
  2. The act of ejecting or the condition of being ejected.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To rid of foreign or objectionable elements:
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  1. To rid of foreign or objectionable elements:
  2. To rid of impurities:
  3. To become purified
To make or become clear and free from impurities
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  1. To make or become clear and free from impurities
  2. To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
  3. To become clear.
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
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  1. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
  2. In bankruptcy or insolvency, to terminate a business by the sale of its assets to pay its liabilities.
  3. To pay off (a debt, claim, or obligation); settle.
To destroy or get rid of entirely, as by killing; wipe out; annihilate
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  1. To destroy or get rid of entirely, as by killing; wipe out; annihilate
To arrange in an orderly way.
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  1. To arrange in an orderly way.
  2. To deal with conclusively with a threat or a difficult situation.
  3. To get rid of.
To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
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  1. To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
  2. To free from dirt; to clean, purify.
  3. To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
To purify by means of certain ceremonies
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  1. To purify by means of certain ceremonies
  2. To purify by means of ceremony.
To become purified
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  1. To become purified
  2. To free from moral or spiritual defilement:
  3. To rid of impurities:
To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
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  1. To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
  2. To give religious absolution to
  3. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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  1. To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
  2. To relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
  3. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate.
To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
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  1. To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
  2. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
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  1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
  2. To clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him or her not guilty; exonerate
  3. (Reflexive) To clear one’s self.
To get rid of; remove:
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  1. To get rid of; remove:
  2. (Mathematics) To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
  3. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
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  1. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
  2. To settle by agreement or legal process the amount of (indebtedness, damages, etc.)
  3. To dispose of or get rid of, as by killing
To be removable:
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  1. To be removable:
  2. To be removable
  3. To do away with; eliminate:
To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
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  1. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
  2. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject:
  3. To get rid of; remove:
To give up military occupation of; withdraw from
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  1. To give up military occupation of; withdraw from
  2. To empty or remove (fluid, for example) from a closed space or container.
  3. To create a vacuum in.
(Bot.) To eliminate (waste matter) from the cells
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  1. (Bot.) To eliminate (waste matter) from the cells
  2. To separate (waste matter) from the blood or tissue and eliminate from the body, as through the kidneys or sweat glands
Official, esp. governmental, authorization allowing a person to examine classified documents, participate in confidential projects, etc.
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  1. Official, esp. governmental, authorization allowing a person to examine classified documents, participate in confidential projects, etc.
  2. The act or process of meeting the requirements for getting this certificate
  3. Renal clearance.
(Logic) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction.
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  1. (Logic) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction.
  2. (Biology) The act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
  3. The process of expelling or removing, especially of waste products from the body.
The state of being plucked up by the roots.
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  1. The state of being plucked up by the roots.
  2. The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.
A liquidating or being liquidated
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  1. A liquidating or being liquidated
  2. The act of exchange of an asset of lesser liquidity with a more liquid one, such as cash.
  3. The selling of the assets of a business as part of the process of dissolving the business.
The fact of being removed.
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  1. The fact of being removed.
  2. A petition made by a defendant to have a case moved from one court to another, usually as in the second definition.
  3. A removing or being removed
A ridding or being rid; clearance or removal, as of something undesirable, or deliverance, as from something oppressive
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  1. A ridding or being rid; clearance or removal, as of something undesirable, or deliverance, as from something oppressive
  2. The act of ridding:
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