Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun excision

4 senses of excision

Sense 1
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")
       => editing, redaction -- (putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form)

Sense 2
ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision -- (surgical removal of a body part or tissue)
       => operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process -- (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery")

Sense 3
excommunication, excision -- (the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society)
       => banishment, proscription -- (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)

Sense 4
extirpation, excision, deracination -- (the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence)
       => pull, pulling -- (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back")

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