[ ek-sind ]
/ ɛkˈsɪnd /
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verb (used with object)
to cut out or off.
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Example sentences 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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