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  • v. Alternative spelling of ostracize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. Same as ostracize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See ostracize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. avoid speaking to or dealing with
  • v. expel from a community or group

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ὀστρακίζω (ostrakizō, "I ostracize, banish by voting with pot shards"), from ὄστρακον (ostrakon, "clay pot"). (Wiktionary)

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