abscise definition by Webster's New World
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abscise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ab·scised, ab·scis·ing, ab·scis·es verb, transitive
To cut off; remove.verb, intransitive
To shed by abscission.
Origin: Latin abscindere, absciss- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.