abscise

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abscīsus, perfect passive participle of abscīdō (cut off); formed from abs- + caedō (cut).

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abscise (third-person singular simple present abscises, present participle abscising, simple past and past participle abscised)

  1. (transitive) To cut off. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]
  2. (intransitive, botany) To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop off. [First attested in the early 20th century.][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 “abscise” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.

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Adjective[edit]

abscīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of abscīsus

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