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excess

noun uk   /ɪkˈses/ /ˈek.ses/ us  

excess noun (TOO MUCH)

C1 [S or U] an amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable: An excess of enthusiasm is not always a good thing. They both eat to excess (= too much). There will be an increase in tax for those earning in excess of (= more than) twice the national average wage.excesses [plural] actions far past the limit of what is acceptable: For many years people were trying to escape the excesses (= cruel actions) of the junta. As for shoes, her excesses (= the large number she owned) were well known.
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excess noun (INSURANCE)

[U] UK ( US deductible) a part of the cost of an accident, injury, etc. that you agree to pay yourself when you buy insurance: She has an excess of £200 on her home insurance policy.

excess

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈek.ses/ us  
C1 extra: Cut off any excess pastry and put it to one side.
Translations of “excess”
in Korean 초과…
in Arabic زِيادة…
in French excès, trop (de), excédent…
in Turkish aşırılık, bolluk…
in Italian eccesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分, 過量, 過度…
in Russian избыток…
in Polish nadmiar…
in Spanish exceso, excedente…
in Portuguese excesso…
in German das Übermaß, die Mehrsumme…
in Catalan excés…
in Japanese 超過…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分, 过量, 过度…
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