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English definition of “excess”

excess

noun [U]    /ɪkˈses, ˈek·ses/
an amount that is more than acceptable , expected , or reasonable : They both eat to excess (= a lot more than they need). The company’s losses are in excess of (= more than) $5 million. excessive    /ɪkˈses·ɪv/ adjective We felt the charges were excessive.
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