(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."
3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
An exact command,Shak.
Larded with many several sorts of reason.