excise - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪkˈsaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyexcise
he/she/itexcises
present participleexcising
past tenseexcised
past participleexcised
  1. 1
    medical to remove something harmful that is growing inside a person’s body, especially by cutting it out
  2. 2
    formal to remove part of a book or film, for example because it is considered offensive