Related to prescind: nebulosity


v. pre·scind·ed, pre·scind·ing, pre·scinds
To separate or detach in thought.
To withdraw one's attention from something.

[Latin praescindere, to cut off in front : prae-, pre- + scindere, to cut off, split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (usually foll by: from) to withdraw attention (from something)
2. (tr) to isolate, remove, or separate, as for special consideration
[C17: from Late Latin praescindere to cut off in front, from Latin prae before + scindere to split]
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1. to separate in thought; abstract.
2. to remove.
3. to withdraw one's attention.
[1630–40; < Late Latin praescindere to separate. See pre-, rescind]
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Past participle: prescinded
Gerund: prescinding

I prescind
you prescind
he/she/it prescinds
we prescind
you prescind
they prescind
I prescinded
you prescinded
he/she/it prescinded
we prescinded
you prescinded
they prescinded
Present Continuous
I am prescinding
you are prescinding
he/she/it is prescinding
we are prescinding
you are prescinding
they are prescinding
Present Perfect
I have prescinded
you have prescinded
he/she/it has prescinded
we have prescinded
you have prescinded
they have prescinded
Past Continuous
I was prescinding
you were prescinding
he/she/it was prescinding
we were prescinding
you were prescinding
they were prescinding
Past Perfect
I had prescinded
you had prescinded
he/she/it had prescinded
we had prescinded
you had prescinded
they had prescinded
I will prescind
you will prescind
he/she/it will prescind
we will prescind
you will prescind
they will prescind
Future Perfect
I will have prescinded
you will have prescinded
he/she/it will have prescinded
we will have prescinded
you will have prescinded
they will have prescinded
Future Continuous
I will be prescinding
you will be prescinding
he/she/it will be prescinding
we will be prescinding
you will be prescinding
they will be prescinding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prescinding
you have been prescinding
he/she/it has been prescinding
we have been prescinding
you have been prescinding
they have been prescinding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prescinding
you will have been prescinding
he/she/it will have been prescinding
we will have been prescinding
you will have been prescinding
they will have been prescinding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prescinding
you had been prescinding
he/she/it had been prescinding
we had been prescinding
you had been prescinding
they had been prescinding
I would prescind
you would prescind
he/she/it would prescind
we would prescind
you would prescind
they would prescind
Past Conditional
I would have prescinded
you would have prescinded
he/she/it would have prescinded
we would have prescinded
you would have prescinded
they would have prescinded
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