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excise

noun [U] uk   /ˈek.saɪz/ us  
a tax made by a government on some types of goods produced and used within their own country: The excise (duty) on beer was increased under the last government.

excise

verb [T] uk   /ekˈsaɪz/ formal us  
to remove something, especially by cutting: During a three-hour operation six tumours were excised from the wall of the patient's stomach. The official censors have excised the controversial sections of the report.
Translations of “excise”
in Spanish impuesto sobre el consumo…
in French taxe…
in German die Warensteuer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國內貨物稅, 消費稅…
in Russian акциз…
in Turkish üretim/tüketim vergisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国内货物税, 消费税…
in Polish akcyza…
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