Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

exscind

[ek-sind]
See more synonyms for exscind on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. to cut out or off.
Show More

Origin of exscind

1655–65; < Latin exscindere to destroy, tear away, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + scindere to cut, tear; see scission
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for exscind

Historical Examples

  • 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

exscind

verb
  1. (tr) to cut off or out; excise
Show More

Word Origin

C17: exscind, from Latin exscindere to extirpate, destroy, from scindere to cut, tear, split
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012