There are 2 definitions of excise in English:

excise1

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛksʌɪz
 
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noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier]
  • A tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licences granted for certain activities: the rate of excise duty on spirits
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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.
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verb

[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

Line breaks: ex¦cise
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsʌɪz
 
, ɛk-/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Cut out surgically: the precision with which surgeons can excise brain tumours (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, cut off, cut away, snip out, take out, extract, remove, eradicate, extirpate
    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, cross through, strike out, score out, scratch out, cancel, put a line through, blue-pencil, ink out, edit out, blank out; erase, efface, take out, remove, cut out, cut, expunge, eliminate; expurgate, bowdlerize
    informal axe, scrub, scrap, give something the chop
    Computing , • informal kill
    Printing dele

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'.

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