excrete Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “excrete” in the English Dictionary

"excrete" in British English

See all translations

excreteverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈskriːt/ formal
to get ​rid of ​material such as ​solidwaste or ​urine from the ​body: Most ​toxins are ​naturally excreted from the ​body.
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈskriː.ʃən/
Excretion is one of several ​activitiescommon to both ​plants and ​animals.
(Definition of excrete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"excrete" in American English

See all translations

excreteverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪkˈskrit/
biology to get ​rid of ​waste from the ​cells or from the ​body
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪkˈskri·ʃən/
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈek·skrəˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
(Definition of excrete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “excrete”
in Spanish excretar…
in Vietnamese bài tiết…
in Malaysian mengumuhkan…
in Thai ขับถ่ายของเสียออกจากร่างกาย…
in French excréter…
in German ausscheiden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 排泄…
in Turkish (dışkı, idrar, ter vb.) boşaltmak…
in Russian выделять…
in Indonesian mengeluarkan kotoran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 排泄…
in Polish wydalać…
What is the pronunciation of excrete?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“excrete” in British English

“excrete” in American English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More