from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Subject to an excise: excisable commodities.

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  • adj. Liable or subject to excise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable or subject to excise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Liable or subject to excise: as, beer is an excisable commodity. Also spelled exciseable.


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excise +‎ -able


  • The adjustments and adjustment components were easy to find and adequately positioned in excisable spots.

    Gear Review: Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special baitcasting reel

  • The overall objective of this new system is to prevent fraud and evasion through cross-border cooperation between EU customs agencies on information on 'excisable' product movements.

    Canadian Transportation and Logistics : Headline News

  • Towards the end of the month of October 1829 a young man entered the Palais – Royal just as the gaming-houses opened, agreeably to the law which protects a passion by its very nature easily excisable.

    The Magic Skin

  • Accordingly they entered the adjoining room from which the noise of altercation had proceeded; and there they found a middle – aged gentleman, with a pompous voice and manner, and a middle – aged lady, with what may be termed an excisable face, or one in which starch and vinegar were decidedly employed.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • It's basically the same rubric, it is relevant, entertaining content, but making sure that the theoretical foundations are there but that the narrative is excisable and of interest to wide audience.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2006

  • The problem of raising a revenue without customs duties is solved by a stamp-tax, land-revenue, and (by far the most important), the sale of the monopolies of the preparation and retailing of opium for smoking, and of spirits and other excisable commodities, these monopolies being “farmed” to private individuals, mostly Chinamen.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Excise had battled with illegal practices like blending paraffin and diesel, and fraudulent transactions such as division of excisable goods, pseudo exports and warehouse fraud.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This violence of language seems so little reasonable, that the editor was induced to suspect some cause of _personal animosity_; this mention of the trade in parchment (an _excisable_ article) afforded a clue, which has led to the confirmation of that suspicion.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 572, October 20, 1832

  • The work of reducing the list of excisable articles was nevertheless begun, and from this time it went slowly, and, except as interrupted by extraordinary demands upon the state, steadily forward.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • Parliament could lay a duty on tobacco in a seaport, but might not make the weed excisable on a plantation, -- could break down a loom in any part of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859


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