- to sever.
Origin of abscind
1650–60; < Latin abscindere, equivalent to ab- ab- + scindere to divide, tear
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Related Wordsbreak, cut, tear, isolate, partition, subdivide, cross, segregate, split, carve, rend, dissociate, disunite, dismember, sever, disengage, segment, section, sunder, branch
Word Origin and History for abscind
1650s, from Latin abscindere "to cut off" (see abscissa). Related: Abscinded; abscinding.
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