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[ek-sind] /ɛkˈsɪnd/
verb (used with object)
to cut out or off.
Origin of exscind
1655-65; < Latin exscindere to destroy, tear away, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + scindere to cut, tear; see scission Unabridged
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  • Then, sir, you mean to exscind the South; for it is absurd to imagine that you suppose the South will submit to such action.

    Slavery Ordained of God Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
British Dictionary definitions for exscind


(transitive) to cut off or out; excise
Word Origin
C17: exscind, from Latin exscindere to extirpate, destroy, from scindere to cut, tear, split
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