verb (used with object), ex·cised, ex·cising.
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Definition for excise (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ex·cised, ex·cis·ing.
Origin of excise2
OTHER WORDS FROM exciseex·cis·a·ble, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for excise
Like Fosse did with Cabaret, Marshall excised two major characters: the Narrator and the Mysterious Man.
And should a silly, sometimes slight comedy like Veep be excised to include yet another harrowing drama, Rectify?The Best TV Shows of 2013: ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Scott's film is less contemplative and more grounded than McCarthy's script, with most of the philosophical digressions excised.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay|Thomas Flynn|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That demeaning blind quote has since been excised from the online version of the article.
Both writers include explicit sex scenes in their novels, the kind that would normally be excised from modern romance fiction.How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Shaking Up the Business of the Romance Genre|Chris Berube|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At such an assembly, or at a preliminary council of Chiefs, he would assuredly speak of his Dream, as he does in the part excised.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
He considers them hopeless unless they can be excised at a very early stage and the incision followed by caustics.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Whatever survival of the past stifles it should be quickly excised and suppressed.The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
If the condition has arisen, the pseudo-sac should be excised.
The protruding mass may then be cleanly excised by means of a scalpel.