There are 2 definitions of excise in English:

excise1

Line breaks: ex¦cise
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.
Synonyms

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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Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something

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
Printingdele

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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