[ 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
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Examples from the Web for exscind

  • 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) /


(tr) to cut off or out; excise

Word Origin for exscind

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