exscind
transitive verb Etymology: Latin exscindere, from ex- + scindere to cut, tear — more at shed Date: 1662 to cut off or out ; excise

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  • Exscind — Ex*scind , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exscinded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exscinding}.] [L. exscindere; ex out, from + scindere to cut.] To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate. Barrow. [1913 Webster] The second presbytery of Philadelphia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exscind — [ek sind′] vt. [L exscindere < ex , out + scindere, to cut: see SCISSION] to cut out; excise; extirpate …   English World dictionary

  • exscind — /ek sind /, v.t. to cut out or off. [1655 65; < L exscindere to destroy, tear away, equiv. to ex EX 1 + scindere to cut, tear; see SCISSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • exscind — verb To cut out …   Wiktionary

  • exscind — v. cut out; cut off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exscind — ex·scind …   English syllables

  • exscind — ex•scind [[t]ɛkˈsɪnd[/t]] v. t. srg to cut out or off • Etymology: 1655–65; < L exscindere= ex I+scindere to cut, tear; cf. scission …   From formal English to slang

  • exscind — /ɛkˈsɪnd/ (say ek sind) verb (t) to cut out or off. {Latin exscindere} …   Australian English dictionary

  • exscind —   v.t. cut out; uproot …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • exscind — ekˈsind transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin exscindere to cut or tear out, from ex ex (I) + scindere to cut, tear more at shed (to throw off) : to cut off or out : excise these words were exscinded from the text …   Useful english dictionary

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