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English definition of “excrete”


verb [I, T]     /ɪkˈskriːt/
to get rid of waste substances from the bodyExcrement and its excretionUrine and urinatingBodily fluids and their production
excretion     /ɪkˈskriːʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of excrete verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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