excrete

  • 1 Excrete — Ex*crete , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excreted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excreting}.] [L. excretus, p. p. of excernere to sift out, discharge; ex out + cernere to sift, separate. See {Crisis}.] To separate and throw off; to excrete urine. The mucus thus… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 excrete — index exude, purge (purify) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 excrete — ► VERB ▪ expel (a substance, especially a product of metabolism) as waste. DERIVATIVES excretion noun excretory adjective. ORIGIN Latin excernere sift out …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 excrete — [eks krēt′, ikskrēt′] vt., vi. excreted, excreting [< L excretus, pp. of excernere, to sift out < ex , out of + cernere, to sift: see HARVEST] 1. to separate (waste matter) from the blood or tissue and eliminate from the body, as through… …

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  • 7 excrete — 01. The waste products [excreted] by yeast in the beer making process actually add flavor to the beer. 02. Trees are very important to our environment because, unlike humans, they take in carbon dioxide and [excrete] oxygen. 03. When an owl eats… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 8 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

  • 9 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]… …

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  • 10 excrete —    to defecate    Literally, to discharge from a body. It could therefore (but does not) refer to blood, sweat, tears, snot, urine, etc.:     Soldiers lucky enough to find a soup kitchen discovered that boiling soup froze solid before they could… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 11 excrete —   Ki o, kākā, hana lepo.    ♦ Need to excrete, pu u ki o, pu aki o.    ♦ Discomfort preceding excreting, hōkūkū …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 12 excrete — transitive verb (excreted; excreting) Etymology: Latin excretus, past participle of excernere to sift out, discharge, from ex + cernere to sift more at certain Date: 1620 to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood, tissues, or… …

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  • 13 excrete — excreter, n. excretive, adj. /ik skreet /, v.t., excreted, excreting. to separate and eliminate from an organic body; separate and expel from the blood or tissues, as waste or harmful matter. [1610 20; < L excretus (ptp. of excernere to sift out …

    Universalium

  • 14 excrete — verb /ɛkˈskɹiːt,ɪkˈskɹiːt/ to discharge from the system …

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  • 15 excrete — To separate from the blood and cast out; to perform excretion. * * * ex·crete ik skrēt vt, ex·cret·ed; ex·cret·ing to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood or tissues or from the active protoplasm * * * ex·crete (eks… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 excrete — Synonyms and related words: bleed, discharge, effuse, egest, eliminate, emit, exfiltrate, extravasate, exudate, exude, filter, filtrate, give off, give out, lactate, leach, lixiviate, ooze, pass, percolate, produce, reek, secern, secrete, seep,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 excrete — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. eliminate, eject, defecate, urinate, discharge, secrete, void, expel, throw off waste matter, go to the bathroom, go to the toilet, relieve oneself, answer a call of nature, evacuate, pass, exude, perspire, sweat, squeeze… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 excrete — ex|crete [ıkˈskri:t] v [I and T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: excretus, past participle of excernere to separate out , from cernere to separate ] formal to get rid of waste material from your body through your ↑bowels, your skin etc… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 excrete — ex|crete [ ık skrit ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to pass liquid or solid waste from your body …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 excrete — ex·crete || ek skriːt v. discharge or expel waste matter from the body …

    English contemporary dictionary