To excise is to remove something from a place. You might excise a tumor from a person's body.

  • The surgery was very successful and they were able to excise the tumor without causing any additional damage.

Definition of excision


the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage


cut, deletion


the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence


deracination, extirpation


surgical removal of a body part or tissue


ablation, cutting out, extirpation


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



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Example Sentences for excision

  • 1

    Ostracize, cauterize and excise him

  • 2

    Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.

  • 3

    The intention was to excise it after the event.

  • 4

    The people excised the parts of the photo.

  • 5

    As a consequence of the periodicity theorem, it satisfies excision.

  • 6

    Bowen's disease of the skin is removed by excision.

  • 7

    Inadequate excision is the leading cause of recurrence.

  • 8

    A cricoidectomy is the surgical excision of the cricoid cartilage.

  • 9

    The department is headed by the Commissioner of Customs and Excise.

  • 10

    The treatment for hemangioblastoma is surgical excision of the tumour.