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Definition of the verb abscise

What does abscise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abscised | abscising | abscises

  1. shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
  2. remove or separate by abscission
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: chop off / cut off / lop off = remove by or as if by cutting

Alternative definition of the verb abscise


  1. [transitive] To cut off.
  2. [intransitive, botany] To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abscise

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Google previewBarrons AP Calculus 2008 (2007)

W/CD-ROM by Philip Geer, Shirley O. Hockett

The verb abscise means to cut off or away. The surgeonabsciseda small growth on the patient's hand. hypothesized: form a hypothesis, that is a proposition put forward as a starting point for further investigation adaptive: relating to adaptation , ...

Google previewEssential Words for the GRE (2010)

by Philip Geer

The verb abscise means to cut off or away. The surgeon abscised a small growth on the patient's hand. abscond v. to depart secretly A warrant is out for the arrest of a person believed to have absconded with three million dollars. abstemious ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat


Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

abscise tocutoff or remove. abscissa [ab-sis' ]the distance of the x-coordinate along the horizontalorx-axis ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition by Linda S. Noelker, PhD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, Richard L. Sprott, Ph.D.

senesce and abscise before the symptoms of aging become noticeable. Aging can be best ...

Google previewDictionary of the mathematical and physical sciences, according to the latest improvements and discoveries (1823)

by James Mitchell

ABSCISS, Abscise, Abscissa, is any part of the diameter or axis of a curve, comprised between any fixed point, where all the abscisses begin, and another line called the ordinate, which is terminated in the curve. Commonly the abscisses are ...

Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B Draper, Peter A Richards

Abscise To throw off or to shed. Abscission Acid sulphate soil Abscission Shedding of plant organs, e.g. 1 Dictionary ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

2c: in the case of a defoliant, an ingredient that causes the leaves or foliage to abscise. 2d: in the case of a desiccant, an ingredient that artificially accelerates the drying of plant tissue. active process, any process driven, at least in part, ...

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Abscise Meaning

Video shows what abscise means. To cut off.. To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop off.. Abscise Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Scrabble value of A1B3S1C3I1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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