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nill

 (nĭl) Obsolete
aux.v. Past tense nol·de (nōl′də, nōld)
To be unwilling; will not.
tr.v. nilled or nolde, nil·ling, nills
Not to will; not to wish.

[Middle English nilen, from Old English nyllan : ne, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + willan, to desire; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

nill

(nɪl)
n
(Chemistry) chem zinc oxide
vb
to be unwilling (to do)

nill

(nɪl)
v. Archaic. v.i.
1. to be unwilling: will he, nill he.
v.t.
2. to refuse or reject.
[before 900; Middle English nillen, Old English nyllan, contraction of phrase ne willan; see no1, will1, willy -nilly]
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