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abscind

[ab-sind] /æbˈsɪnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sever.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin abscindere, equivalent to ab- ab- + scindere to divide, tear
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v.

1650s, from Latin abscindere "to cut off" (see abscissa). Related: Abscinded; abscinding.

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