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    dispose of

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind to tell me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold from the following sentence.

    I was in a Healing facility, recovering from an unusually traumatic insertion. I was sure the body that hosted me had been fully healed before it was given to me. A damaged host would have been disposed of.

    dispose of = get rid of, eliminate, kill

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 12-Jul-2011 at 10:25.

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    Re: dispose of

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the meaning of the ambiguous expression in bold from the following sentence.

    I was in a Healing facility, recovering from an unusually traumatic insertion. I was sure the body that hosted me had been fully healed before it was given to me. A damaged host would have been disposed of.

    dispose of = get rid of, eliminate, kill

    V.
    Just a guess but I really hope this is some kind of science fiction book. If not, I am very concerned about "an unusually traumatic insertion" causing hospitalisation.

    Thanks for the giggle!

    By the way, your definition of "dispose of" is fine. Without context, it could be any of those but it generally means to throw away.

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