Excernent to Exclaim
(Ex*cern"ent) a. [See Excern.] (Physiol.) Connected with, or pertaining to, excretion.
(Ex*cerp") v. t. [L. excerpere, excerptum; ex out + carpere to pick, gather. See Harvest, and
cf. Scarce, a.] To pick out. [Obs.] Hales.
(Ex*cerpt") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excerpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excerpting.] [From L. excerptus,
p. p. See Excerp.] To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars.Fuller.
(Ex*cerp"t) n. An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record.
(||Ex*cerp"tion) n. [L. excerptio.]
1. The act of excerpting or selecting. [R.]
2. That which is selected or gleaned; an extract. [R.]
His excerptions out of the Fathers.Fuller.
(Ex*cerp"tive) a. That excerpts, selects, or chooses. D. L. Mackenzie.
(Ex*cerp"tor) n. One who makes excerpts; a picker; a culler.
(Ex*cess") n. [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self- possession,
fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. excès. See Exceed.]
1. The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity,
or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as,
an excess of provisions or of light.
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,Shak.
To throw a perfume on the violet, . . .
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
That kills me with excess of grief, this with excess of joy.Walsh.
2. An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.Eph. v. 18.
Thy desire . . . leads to no excessMilton.
That reaches blame.
3. The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference
between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.
Spherical excess (Geom.), the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle
exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.
(Ex*cess"ive) a. [Cf. F. excessif.] Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.
Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living.Shak.
Syn. Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous; immoderate; monstrous; intemperate; unreasonable.
Ex*cess*ive*ly, adv. - Ex*cess"ive*ness, n.