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  Definition of Excision
  1. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  2. the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society
  3. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  4. the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor''s deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
Similar Words: extirpation, deracination, excommunication, ablation, cutting out, deletion, cut

 

Hyponyms: adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, female circumcision, embolectomy, endarterectomy, ennervation, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, ovariectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy

 

Derivational Morphology: uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root out, eradicate, exterminate, excommunicate, curse, excise, ablate, strike, expunge, delete, cancel, edit, blue-pencil

 

 
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