—n. 1. an internal tax or duty on certain commodities, as liquor or tobacco, levied on their manufacture, sale, or consumption within the country.
2. a tax levied for a license to carry on certain employments, pursue certain sports, etc.
3. Brit.the branch of the civil service that collects excise taxes.
—v.t. to impose an excise on.
Pronunciation: (ik-sīz'),[key] —v.t.,-cised, -cis•ing. 1. to expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.
2. to cut out or off, as a tumor.