v.t. discharge from body.
   ♦ excreta, n.pl. excrements.
   ♦ excretal, a.
   ♦ excretion, n.
   ♦ excretionary,
   ♦ excretive,
   ♦ excretory, a.

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  • excrete — 1610s, from L. excretus, pp. of excernere (see EXCREMENT (Cf. excrement)). Related: Excreted; excreting …   Etymology dictionary

  • excrete — [v] discharge, usually liquified substance defecate, egest, ejaculate, eject, eliminate, emanate, evacuate, exhale, expel, exudate, exude, give off, leak, pass, perspire, produce, remove, secrete, sweat, throw off, urinate, void; concepts 179,185 …   New thesaurus

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  • excrete — UK [ɪkˈskriːt] / US [ɪkˈskrɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms excrete : present tense I/you/we/they excrete he/she/it excretes present participle excreting past tense excreted past participle excreted biology to get rid of liquid,… …   English dictionary

  • excrete — [[t]ɪkskri͟ːt[/t]] excretes, excreting, excreted VERB When a person or animal excretes waste matter from their body, they get rid of it in faeces, urine, or sweat. [TECHNICAL or, FORMAL] [V n] Your open pores excrete sweat and dirt... [V n]… …   English dictionary

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