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Excision   /ɪksˈɪʒən/   Listen
Excision

noun
1.
The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage.  Synonyms: cut, deletion.  "Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
2.
Surgical removal of a body part or tissue.  Synonyms: ablation, cutting out, extirpation.
3.
The act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society.  Synonym: excommunication.
4.
The act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence.  Synonyms: deracination, extirpation.






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