ex·​scind ek-ˈsind How to pronounce exscind (audio)
exscinded; exscinding; exscinds

transitive verb

: to cut off or out : excise

Word History


Latin exscindere, from ex- + scindere to cut, tear — more at shed entry 1

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exscind was in 1662

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Cite this Entry

“Exscind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exscind. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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