exscind

[ ek-sind ]
/ ɛkˈsɪnd /

verb (used with object)

to cut out or off.

Nearby words

  1. exquisite,
  2. exr,
  3. exr.,
  4. exsanguinate,
  5. exsanguine,
  6. exsect,
  7. exsection,
  8. exsert,
  9. exserted,
  10. exsertile

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

exscind

/ (ɛkˈsɪnd) /

verb

(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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