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excise1

ex·cise1

excise1

 
 
pronunciation:
ek saIz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tax levied on the manufacture or sale of certain goods within a nation or state.
The state may increase the excise on alcoholic beverages.
similar words:
levy
definition 2: a tax levied on those obtaining licenses to perform certain jobs, sports, or the like; licensing fee.
similar words:
levy
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: excised, excises, excising
definition: to levy an excise tax on.
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