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exsect

[ ek-sekt ]
/ ɛkˈsɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
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

OTHER WORDS FROM exsect

ex·sec·tile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til], /ɛkˈsɛk tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/, adjectiveex·sec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exsect

exsect
/ (ɛkˈsɛkt) /

verb
(tr) to cut out

Derived forms of exsect

exsection (ɛkˈsɛkʃən), noun

Word Origin for exsect

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