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From Latin abscindere, present active infinitive of abscindō (“cut off”), from ab (“from, away from”) + scindō (“cut, rend”).
abscind (third-person singular simple present abscinds, present participle abscinding, simple past and past participle abscinded)
- (transitive, archaic) To cut off. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- Two syllables... abscinded from the rest. - Johnson
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8