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Definition of excise:

  1. In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes ( as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.
  2. That department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.
  3. To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.
  4. To impose upon; to overcharge.
  5. To lay or impose an excise upon.

Synonyms:

fall, collide with, inscribe, come up, grave, move, scratch, cancel, chance upon, strickle, scrub, come upon, attain, run into, scrape, excise tax, affect, itch, light upon, hit, engrave, happen upon, come across, fray, discover, coin, rub, scratch up, take, extract, mint, strike, impress, resect, walk out, take up, call off, scrape up, delete, shine, assume, chance on, fall upon, impinge on, chafe, expunge, fret, come to.

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