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Noun excision has 4 senses
- deletion, excision, cut - the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
--1 is a kind of editing, redaction
- ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
--2 is a kind of operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
--2 has particulars:
- excommunication, excision - the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society
--3 is a kind of banishment, proscription
- extirpation, excision, deracination - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
--4 is a kind of pull, pulling