excision excision  /ɪk ˈsɪ ʒən/


  1. (n) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  2. (n) surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  3. (n) 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. (n) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence


  1. The only cure is subtotal excision of the troublesome thyroid.
  2. That is gone thanks to the Catholic Church's excision of all vestiges of anti-Judaism from its liturgy.
  3. The next level, excision, involves removal of part or all of the labia minora.


  • Dance-techno concert at MontBleu

    Bass Camp Lake Tahoe 2013 is described as a multimedia-charged concert with dance heavyweights Excision featuring The Executioner Video & Lighting, Installation, Adventure Club, Seven Lions, The M Machine, AndDrop! and Fiasko Danielswill. The concert is July 20 at MontBleu in Stateline. The show begins [...]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News


  1. "The Rudd Government has also consistently made clear its commitment to maintain a system of mandatory detention and excision," Senator Evans said. "As part of this system of mandatory detention, all unauthorised boat arrivals will be...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Chris Evans Source: The Australian

  2. In the book, Andrew writes: "The most difficult part of the clearance process has concerned the requirements of other government departments. One significant excision as a result of these requirements in Chapter E4 [entitled The Wilson Plot"]...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Christopher Andrew Source: guardian.co.uk

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