Dictionary Results for excision

1. excision - noun

· the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

Synonym(s): deletion, cut

Hypernym(s): editing, redaction

2. excision - noun

· surgical removal of a body part or tissue

Synonym(s): ablation, extirpation, cutting_out

Hypernym(s): operation, surgery, surgical_operation, surgical_procedure, surgical_process

3. excision - noun

· 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(s): excommunication

Hypernym(s): banishment, proscription

4. excision - noun

· the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

Synonym(s): extirpation, deracination

Hypernym(s): pull, pulling

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