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verb ex·scind \ek-ˈsind\

Definition of exscind

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut off or out :  excise

Origin and Etymology of exscind

Latin exscindere, from ex- + scindere to cut, tear — more at shed

First Known Use: 1662

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