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excise

noun (n)

  • a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate) (noun.possession)
    Synonym: excise tax
    source: wordnet30
  • In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line (verb.contact)
    Synonym: expunge, scratch, strike
    source: wordnet30
  • levy an excise tax on (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • remove by cutting (verb.change)
    Example:
    The surgeon excised the tumor.
    source: wordnet30
  • To lay or impose an excise upon. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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