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abscise (v.)

"to cut off or away," 1610s, from Latin abscisus, past participle of abscidere "to cut away," from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + caedere "to cut, cut down" (from PIE root *kae-id- "to strike"). Related: Abscised; abscising.

Origin and meaning of abscise

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Definitions of abscise

abscise (v.)
shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue;
abscise (v.)
remove or separate by abscission;
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