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"excise" in American English

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excisenoun [U]

 us   /ˈek·sɑɪz/
a ​tax on some ​types of ​goodsproduced and used within a ​singlecountry

exciseverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsɑɪz/ medical
to ​remove by ​cutting: The ​surgeon excised a ​smalltumor from my ​leg.
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"excise" in British English

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excisenoun [U]

uk   /ˈek.saɪz/  us   /ˈek.saɪz/

exciseverb [T]

uk   /ekˈsaɪz/  us   /ekˈsaɪz/ formal
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"excise" in Business English

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excisenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈeksaɪz/ TAX
tax that is ​paid to a ​national or ​stategovernment on some ​types of ​goods such as alcohol, cigarettes, or ​petrol: excise on sth Pennsylvania is one of just three ​states that does not ​collect an excise on cigars. The ​burden of ​tax borne by smokers is greater than that on any other excise ​goods.
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