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Noun: excise  'ek,sIz
  1. A tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
    - excise tax
Verb: excise  'ek,sIz
  1. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    "Please excise this remark from the record";
    - strike, scratch, expunge
  2. Levy an excise tax on
  3. Remove by cutting
    "The surgeon excised the tumour"

Derived forms: excised, excising, excises

Type of: cancel, cut out, delete, exscind, indirect tax, tax

Encyclopedia: Excise, Overhead, Handling