- exciseexcise1 [ek′sīz΄; ] occas. [, ek′sīs΄]n.[altered (after EXCISE2) < earlier accise < MDu accijs, earlier assijs < OFr assise: see ASSIZE]1. a tax or duty on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of various commodities within a country, as liquor, tobacco, etc.: also excise tax2. a fee paid for a license to carry on certain occupations, sports, etc.vt.excised, excisingto put an excise onexcise2 [ek sīz′, iksīz′]vt.excised, excising [< L excisus, pp. of excidere: see EXCIDE]to remove (a tumor, organ, etc.) by cutting out or awayexcision [eksizh′ən, iksizh′ən]n.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.