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English definition of “excise”

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.
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