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Abscission   Listen
noun
Abscission  n.  
1.
The act or process of cutting off. "Not to be cured without the abscission of a member."
2.
The state of being cut off.
3.
(Rhet.) A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity but I need say no more."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Abscission" Quotes from Famous Books



... N. subtraction, subduction^; deduction, retrenchment; removal, withdrawal; ablation, sublation^; abstraction &c (taking) 789; garbling, &c v.. mutilation, detruncation^; amputation; abscission, excision, recision; curtailment &c 201; minuend, subtrahend; decrease &c 36; abrasion. V. subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract. garble, mutilate, amputate, detruncate^; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... a tearing away, or cutting off; a term used sometimes in prosody for the elision of a vowel before another, and in surgery especially for abscission of the cornea, or the removal of that portion of the eyeball situated in front of the attachments of the recti muscles; in botany, the separation of spores by elimination ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia



Words linked to "Abscission" :   shedding, remotion, removal, sloughing, abscise



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