intercision

noun
plural -s

Definition of intercision

1 obsolete : a cutting off, through, or asunder : interruption, intersection
2 obsolete : a falling off : failing

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History and Etymology for intercision

Latin intercision-, intercisio, from intercisus (past participle of intercidere to cut apart, from inter- + -cidere —from caedere to cut, strike, beat) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Intercision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intercision. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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