"excision" in the noun sense
1. deletion, excision, cut
the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
"an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"
"both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
2. ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision
surgical removal of a body part or tissue
3. excommunication, excision
the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church cutting a person off from a religious society
4. extirpation, excision, deracination
the act of pulling up or out uprooting cutting off from existence
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