Definition of abscind in English:

abscind

verb

  • 1rare, literary with object To cut off; to separate, detach. Now rare and literary.

  • 2with object To cause to undergo abscission; = abscise. Only in pass.

  • 3no object To undergo abscission; = abscise.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Folkingham (fl. 1610–1620). From classical Latin abscindere to tear or cut off, to separate from ab- + scindere to cut, rend.

Pronunciation:

abscind

/abˈsɪnd//əbˈsɪnd/