(Ew"er*y Ew"ry) n. [From Ewer.] An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept. [Enq.] Parker.

(Ewt) n. [See Newt.] (Zoöl.) The newt.

(Ex-) A prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or 'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude; off, from, or out. as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess, exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of without, as in exalbuminuos, exsanguinous. In some words, it intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or é-; as, escape, scape, élite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly held the office, or is out of the office or condition now; as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-convict. The Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek becomes ec, as in eccentric.

(Ex*ac"er*bate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacerrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exacerrating ] [L. exacerbatus, p. p. of exacerbare; ex out (intens.) + acerbare. See Acerbate.] To render more violent or bitter; to irritate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease. Broughman.

(Ex*ac`er*ba"tion) n. [Cf. F. exacerbation.]

1. The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.

2. (Med.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

(Ex*ac`er*bes"cence) n. [L. exacerbescens, -entis, p. pr. of exacerbescere, incho. of exacerbare.] Increase of irritation or violence, particularly the increase of a fever or disease.

(Ex*ac`er*va"tion) n. [L. exacervare to heap up exceedingly. See Ex-, and Acervate.] The act of heaping up. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Ex*ac"i*nate) v. t. [L. ex out + acinus kernel.] To remove the kernel form.

(Ex*ac`i*na"tion) n. Removal of the kernel.

(Ex*act") a. [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts.

I took a great pains to make out the exact truth.
Jowett (Thucyd. )

2. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact. "I see thou art exact of taste." Milton.

3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.

An exact command,
Larded with many several sorts of reason.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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