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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sind]
    • /æbˈsɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sind]
    • /æbˈsɪnd/

Definitions of abscind word

  • verb abscind to cut off 3
  • verb with object abscind to sever. 1
  • noun abscind (transitive, archaic) To cut off. (First attested in the early 17th century.). 1
  • verb abscind (Transitive Verb) (archaic) To cut off. 0

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Origin of abscind

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; < Latin abscindere, equivalent to ab- ab- + scindere to divide, tear

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Parts of speech for Abscind


abscind popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abscind usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abscind

verb abscind

  • break — When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped.
  • cut — If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut a shape or a hole in something, you make the shape or hole by using a knife or similar tool.
  • tear — the act of tearing.
  • isolate — to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone.
  • partition — a division into or distribution in portions or shares.

Antonyms for abscind

verb abscind

  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
  • wait — to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive.
  • combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • connect — If something or someone connects one thing to another, or if one thing connects to another, the two things are joined together.

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