[ ek-sekt ]
/ ɛkˈsɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to cut out.
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Origin of exsect
OTHER WORDS FROM exsectex·sec·tile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til], /ɛkˈsɛk tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/, adjectiveex·sec·tion, noun
Words nearby exsect
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British Dictionary definitions for exsect
/ (ɛkˈsɛkt) /
(tr) to cut out
Derived forms of exsectexsection (ɛkˈsɛkʃən), noun
Word Origin for exsect
C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut
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Medical definitions for exsect
[ ĕk-sĕkt′ ]
To excise. No longer in technical use.
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