from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who subtracts.
  • n. A detractor; a slanderer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An erroneous form of *subtractor, subtracter: used in the quotation in the sense of ‘detractor.’


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  • Intriguing, full of low malice and scheming, a "slanderer and substractor" he certainly was, but no fool.

    Marion's Faith.

  • Filters applied to the image include a mirror, a film strip, a pixelator, and a background substractor.

    Vimeo / Recent Public Videos


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