There are 2 definitions of excise in English:

excise1

Syllabification: ex·cise

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈekˌsīz
 
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[usually as modifier]
A tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities: excise taxes on cigarettes
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  • There is no hope of buying a bottle of wine here for €2 at the current rate of excise duties and tax.
  • This included VRT, Vat, fuel excise duty and road tax.
  • He announced that he would be holding rates on vehicle excise duty, corporation tax, capital gains tax, betting duties, stamp duty and the climate change levy.
Synonyms

verb

Pronunciation: /ikˈsīz, ek-
 
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[with object] (usually as adjective excised) Back to top  
Charge excise on (goods): excised goods
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  • A strategy for charging duty for high-risk and excised goods is yet to be presented to the finance minister.
  • A wider, partly quantitative examination of the development, scale, profitability and so on of the excised manufactures would allow a further understanding of the effects of regulation.

Origin

late 15th century (in the general sense 'a tax or toll'): from Middle Dutch excijs, accijs, perhaps based on Latin accensare 'to tax', from ad- 'to' + census 'tax' (see census).

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There are 2 definitions of excise in English:

excise2

Syllabification: ex·cise
Pronunciation: /ikˈsīz
 
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verb

[with object]
1Cut out surgically: the precision with which surgeons can excise brain tumors (as adjective excised) excised tissue
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  • The mass was surgically excised; however, tumor involved the margins of resection.
  • Patients with abnormal screening laboratory results should be referred, regardless of the size of the mass, because hormone-producing tumors need to be surgically excised.
  • Monthly abdominal ultrasounds should be performed for 1 year, with the hope of catching recurrences early enough to surgically excise them.
Synonyms
cut out/off/away, take out, extract, remove
technical resect
1.1Remove (a section) from a text or piece of music: the clauses were excised from the treaty
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  • He also dabbled in bisexuality and believed in aliens, but those parts are excised from the narrative.
  • The Bush version excises the whole section on conclusions, preferring not to comment on the likely consequences of oil exploration.
  • Bearing in mind that one excised section of the Wasteland referred to a waiter and some unnatural practices with a dog, I think ‘depraved’ is probably a very good word for it.
Synonyms
delete, cross out/through, strike out, score out, cancel, put a line through; erase, scratch
informal ditch, nix, kill
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Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'notch or hollow out'): from Latin excis- 'cut out', from the verb excidere, from ex- 'out of' + caedere 'to cut'.

Derivatives

excision

Pronunciation: /-ˈsiZHən/
noun
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  • Most of them need wound excisions or superficial surgery, but there is also a good number, a good percentage, that were in need of much more serious intervention than surgical operations.
  • The board can also refuse a film outright for public exhibition and often uses this power to order the excision of offensive scenes.
  • These chapters are excellent introductions, presenting the major concepts of fine-needle aspiration versus core biopsies, how to handle excisions, and how to evaluate a specimen for the most important prognostic features.

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