Excise - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word excise
Brit.  |ˈɛksʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word excise


- a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)


- remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line (syn: expunge, scratch, strike)
- levy an excise tax on
- remove by cutting


an excise imposed on a number of goods

The heart of a salamander may be excised, and yet the animal will live for several hours.

The tumour was excised.

Board of Customs and Excise

The surgeon excised the tumor

Word forms

I/you/we/they: excise
he/she/it: excises
present participle: excising
past tense: excised
past participle: excised
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