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verb (used with object)
  1. to cut out.
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Origin of exsect

1635–45; < Latin exsectus cut out, cut away, past participle of ex(s)ecāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + secāre to cut; see sect
Related formsex·sec·tile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til] /ɛkˈsɛk tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/, adjectiveex·sec·tion, noun
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Related Words for exsect

eliminate, carve, extract, sever, delete, expunge, edit, exterminate, eradicate, anatomize, slice, divide, section, disjoin, dismember, cut, quarter, part, sunder, disjoint

British Dictionary definitions for exsect


  1. (tr) to cut out
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Derived Formsexsection (ɛkˈsɛkʃən), noun

Word Origin for exsect

C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut
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exsect in Medicine


  1. To excise. No longer in technical use.
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