[ ek-sind ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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

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How to use exscind in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ɛkˈsɪnd) /

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

Origin of exscind

C17: exscind, from Latin exscindere to extirpate, destroy, from scindere to cut, tear, split

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