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kill file

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Definition of kill file in English:

noun

(In a Usenet program) a file into which one may put particular email addresses or keywords, posts from or containing which are then automatically deleted without being displayed.
Example sentences
  • Put the troll's name on a kill file to prevent that username from posting anything again.
  • Perhaps, however, Alan's call has been heeded and kill files like that are no longer in use?
  • So: remember that the Conspiracy is configured to allow readers to exclude particular co-Conspirators, kind of like a killfile on Usenet.

verb

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(killfile) [with object] Place (something) in a kill file.
Example sentences
  • For instance, if you choose to killfile someone, you needn't post a daily reminder that killfiles are great because you don't see so-and-so's posts anymore.
  • I have killfiled everyone! Including myself!
  • Is being killfiled the email equivalent of being nuked or being threatened with germ warfare?

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