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slite

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sliten, from Old English slītan (to slit, tear, rend, shiver, split, rend to pieces, cleave, divide), from Proto-Germanic *slītaną (to tear), from Proto-Indo-European *skleid-, *(s)kel- (to cut, trim). Cognate with North Frisian slitten (to clear, make void), Dutch slijten (to wear, waste, ravel out), German schleißen (to trim), Swedish slita (to rip, tear).

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VerbEdit

slite (third-person singular simple present slites, present participle sliting, simple past slit, slote or slited, past participle slit, slitten, or slited)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To slit; tear or rip up.
  2. (transitive, dialectal) To wear away (clothes).

NounEdit

slite (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal) The act or process of ripping up; rending; wear and tear.

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