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English definition of “excrete”


verb [I/T]    /ɪkˈskrit/
biology to get rid of waste from the cells or from the body excretion    /ɪkˈskri·ʃən/ noun [C/U] excretory  /ˈek·skrəˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/ adjective [not gradable]
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