(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. sever, cut or hack off. See disjunction, deduction.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. cut off, sever, operate on, eliminate, cut away, separate, excise, dismember, remove, lop off, truncate.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
cut off, remove, sever, dismember, excise, lop off. see operation

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