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prescind

[pri-sind] /prɪˈsɪnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to separate or single out in thought; abstract.
2.
to cut off, terminate, or remove.
verb (used without object)
3.
to withdraw one's attention (usually followed by from).
4.
to turn aside in thought.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin praescindere to cut off in front. See pre-, rescind
Related forms
unprescinded, adjective
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prescind

/prɪˈsɪnd/
verb (rare)
1.
(intransitive) usually foll by from. to withdraw attention (from something)
2.
(transitive) to isolate, remove, or separate, as for special consideration
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin praescindere to cut off in front, from Latin prae before + scindere to split
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