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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Vanquish


VAN'QUISH, verb transitive [Latin vinco, vincio, to bind.]

1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as an enemy.

They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.

2. To defeat in any contest; to refute in argument.

VAN'QUISH, noun A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.