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English definition of “excessive”

excessive

adjective     /ekˈses.ɪv/
C1 too much: Excessive exercise can sometimes cause health problems. Any more pudding would simply be excessive.Too much and unnecessary excessively     /-li/ adverb She was polite but not excessively so. I don't drink excessively.Too much and unnecessary
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