abscise

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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abscīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of abscīsus
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