2. To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of
something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self
from blame, or from the charge of avarice. Burke.
3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail.
Syn. To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See Absolve.
(Ex*on`er*a"tion) n. [L. exoneratio: cf. F. Exonération.] The act of disburdening, discharging,
or freeing morally from a charge or imputation; also, the state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
(Ex*on"er*a*tive) a. Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.
(Ex*on"er*a`tor) n. [L., an unloader.] One who exonerates or frees from obligation.
(||Ex`oph*thal"mi*a) n. [Nl.,fr. Gr. with prominent eyes; out + the eye.] (Med.) The protrusion
of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.
Exophthalmic golter. Same as Rasedow's disease.
(Ex`oph*thal"mic) a. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.
(||Ex`oph*thal"mos ||Ex`oph*thal"mus) n. [NL.] (Med.) Same as Exophthalmia.
(Ex`oph*thal"my) n. (Med.) Exophthalmia.
(Ex*oph"yl*lous) a. [Exo- + Gr. .] (Bot.) Not sheathed in another leaf.
(Ex"o*plasm) n. [Exo- + Gr. from, fr. to mold.] (Biol.) See Ectosarc, and Ectoplasm.
(Ex*op"o*dite) n. [Exo- + Gr. , foot.] (Zoöl) The external branch of the appendages of Crustacea.
(Ex*op"ta*ble) a. [L. exoptabilis.] Very desirable. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ex*op"tile) n. [F., fr.Gr. without + feather, plumage.] (Bot.) A name given by Lestiboudois to
dicotyledons; so called because the plumule is naked.
(Ex"o*ra*ble) a. [L. exorabilis: cf. F. exorable. See Exorate.] Capable of being moved by
entreaty; pitiful; tender. Milton.
(Ex"o*rate) v. t. [L. exoratus, p. p. of exorare to gain by entreaty; ex out, from + orare to
pay.] To persuade, or to gain, by entreaty. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Ex`o*ra"tion) n. [L. exoratio.] Entreaty. [R.] Beau. & Fl.
(Ex*or"bi*tance Ex*or"bi*tan*cy) , n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence,
enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or
of deportment; exorbitance of demands. "A curb to your exorbitancies." Dryden.
The lamentable exorbitances of their superstitions.Bp. Hall.
(Ex*or"bi*tant) a. [L. exorbitans, -antis, p. pr. of exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out +
orbita track: cf. F. exorbitant. See Orbit.]