abscise

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verb ab·scise \ab-ˈsīz\

Definition of abscise

abscised

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abscising

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to separate (something, such as a flower from a stem) by abscission

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to separate by abscission

Origin and Etymology of abscise

Latin abscisus, past participle of abscidere, from abs- + caedere to cut


First Known Use: 1612

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