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ex·cise 1

1. An internal tax imposed on the production, sale, or consumption of a commodity or the use of a service within a country: excises on tobacco, liquor, and long-distance telephone calls.
2. A licensing charge or a fee levied for certain privileges.
tr.v. ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es
To levy an excise on.

[Middle Dutch excijs, alteration (influenced by Latin excīsus, past participle of excīdere, to cut out) of accijs, tax, probably from Old French acceis, partly from Vulgar Latin *accēnsum (Latin ad-, ad- + Latin cēnsus, tax; see census) and partly from Old French assise, legislative ordinance; see assize.]

ex·cise 2

tr.v. ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es
To remove by or as if by cutting: excised the tumor; excised two scenes from the film.

[Latin excīdere, excīs- : ex-, ex- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·ci′sion (-sĭzh′ən) n.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: excise tax a tax on goods, such as spirits, produced for the home market
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a tax paid for a licence to carry out various trades, sports, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit that section of the government service responsible for the collection of excise, now part of HMRC
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch excijs, probably from Old French assise a sitting, assessment, from Latin assidēre to sit beside, assist in judging, from sedēre to sit]


vb (tr)
1. to delete (a passage, sentence, etc); expunge
2. (Surgery) to remove (an organ, structure, or part) surgically
[C16: from Latin excīdere to cut down; see excide]
excision n


(ˈɛk saɪz, -saɪs; v. also ɪkˈsaɪz)

n., v. -cised, -cis•ing. n.
1. an internal tax or duty on certain commodities, as liquor or tobacco, levied on their manufacture, sale, or consumption within the country.
2. a fee imposed for a license to pursue certain sports, occupations, etc.
3. to impose an excise on.
[1485–95; appar. < Middle Dutch excijs, variant of accijs < Medieval Latin accīsa tax, literally, a cut, n. use of feminine past participle of Latin accīdere to cut into =ac- ac- + -cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut]



v.t. -cised, -cis•ing.
1. to expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.
2. to cut out or off, as a tumor.
[1570–80; < Latin excīsus, past participle of excīdere=ex- ex-1 + -cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut]
ex•cis′a•ble, adj.


- As in tax, it is from Middle Dutch excijs, from Latin accensum, "to tax."
See also related terms for tax.


Past participle: excised
Gerund: excising

I excise
you excise
he/she/it excises
we excise
you excise
they excise
I excised
you excised
he/she/it excised
we excised
you excised
they excised
Present Continuous
I am excising
you are excising
he/she/it is excising
we are excising
you are excising
they are excising
Present Perfect
I have excised
you have excised
he/she/it has excised
we have excised
you have excised
they have excised
Past Continuous
I was excising
you were excising
he/she/it was excising
we were excising
you were excising
they were excising
Past Perfect
I had excised
you had excised
he/she/it had excised
we had excised
you had excised
they had excised
I will excise
you will excise
he/she/it will excise
we will excise
you will excise
they will excise
Future Perfect
I will have excised
you will have excised
he/she/it will have excised
we will have excised
you will have excised
they will have excised
Future Continuous
I will be excising
you will be excising
he/she/it will be excising
we will be excising
you will be excising
they will be excising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been excising
you have been excising
he/she/it has been excising
we have been excising
you have been excising
they have been excising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been excising
you will have been excising
he/she/it will have been excising
we will have been excising
you will have been excising
they will have been excising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been excising
you had been excising
he/she/it had been excising
we had been excising
you had been excising
they had been excising
I would excise
you would excise
he/she/it would excise
we would excise
you would excise
they would excise
Past Conditional
I would have excised
you would have excised
he/she/it would have excised
we would have excised
you would have excised
they would have excised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excise - a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)excise - a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
indirect tax - a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations
nuisance tax, sales tax - a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer
ad valorem tax, value-added tax, VAT - a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
gasoline tax - a tax on every gallon of gasoline sold
Verb1.excise - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a lineexcise - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
delete, cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
2.excise - levy an excise tax on
tax - levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
3.excise - remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor"
cut out - delete or remove; "Cut out the extra text"; "cut out the newspaper article"


noun tax, duty, customs, toll, levy, tariff, surcharge, impost Smokers will be hit by increases in tax and excise.


1. delete, cut, remove, erase, destroy, eradicate, strike out, exterminate, cross out, expunge, extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth a crusade to excise racist and sexist references in newspapers
2. cut off or out or away, remove, take out, extract She has already had one skin cancer excised.
ضَريبَة أو رَسْم الإنتاج، مَكْسيَقْطَع، يَبْتُر
framleiîslugjald, vörugjaldskera burt, nema brott
kesip çıkarmaktüketim vergisi


1 [ˈeksaɪz] N (also excise duty) → impuestos mpl indirectos (Brit) (= department) the Customs and Excisela Aduana


2 [ekˈsaɪz] VT
1. (Med) (= remove) → extirpar
2. (= delete) → suprimir, eliminar


n (= tax) → taxe f
[ɪkˈsaɪz] vt (= cut out) → exciserexcise duties npl (British)impôts mpl indirects


excise duties
plVerbrauchssteuern pl
excise licence
n (Brit) → Schankkonzession f
nSteuereinnehmer m
nSteuereinnehmerin f


Verbrauchssteuer f (→ on auf +acc, → für); excise on beer/tobaccoBier-/Tabaksteuer f
(Brit: = department) Verwaltungsabteilung für indirekte Steuern


vt (Med) → herausschneiden, entfernen (also fig)


[n ˈɛksaɪz; vb ɪkˈsaɪz]
1. n (also excise tax) → dazio
2. vt (frm) → asportare


(ˈeksaiz) noun
the tax on goods etc made and sold within a country.


(ikˈsaiz) verb
to cut out or off.
excision (ikˈsiʒən) noun


vt. extirpar, cortar, dividir.


vt extirpar, sacar (fam), quitar completamente con cirugía
References in classic literature ?
In so opulent a nation as that of Britain, where direct taxes from superior wealth must be much more tolerable, and, from the vigor of the government, much more practicable, than in America, far the greatest part of the national revenue is derived from taxes of the indirect kind, from imposts, and from excises.
The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.
It is true that taxes levied by consent of the estate, do abate men's courage less: as it hath been seen notably, in the excises of the Low Countries; and, in some degree, in the subsidies of England.
He had scarcely been a week at Leghorn before the hold of his vessel was filled with printed muslins, contraband cottons, English powder, and tobacco on which the excise had forgotten to put its mark.
To be sure, every man values his livelihood first; that must be granted; and I warrant, if you would confess the truth, you are more afraid of losing your place than anything else; but never fear, friend, there will be an excise under another government as well as under this.