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exaled

Exaled
(imp. & p. p.) of Exhale

examen

Examen
(a.) Examination; inquiry.

exarch

Exarch
(n.) A viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch , who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc.

excamb

Excamb
(v. t.) Alt. of Excambie

excave

Excave
(v. t.) To excavate.

exceed

Exceed
(v. i.) To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure.
(v. i.) To be more or greater; to be paramount.
(v. t.) To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.

except

Except
(conj.) Unless; if it be not so that.
(prep.) With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
(v. i.) To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
(v. t.) To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
(v. t.) To object to; to protest against.

excern

Excern
(v. t.) To excrete; to throw off through the pores; as, fluids are excerned in perspiration.

excerp

Excerp
(a.) To pick out.

excess

Excess
(n.) The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
(n.) An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
(n.) The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.

excide

Excide
(v. t.) To cut off.

excise

Excise
(n.) In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.
(n.) That department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.
(v. t.) To lay or impose an excise upon.
(v. t.) To impose upon; to overcharge.
(v. t.) To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.

excite

Excite
(v. t.) To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
(v. t.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.

excoct

Excoct
(v. t.) To boil out; to produce by boiling.

excuse

Excuse
(v. t.) To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
(v. t.) To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.
(v. t.) To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.
(v. t.) To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.
(v. t.) To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.
(v. t.) The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.
(v. t.) That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.
(v. t.) That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.

excuss

Excuss
(v. t.) To shake off; to discard.
(v. t.) To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.
(v. t.) To seize and detain by law, as goods.

exedra

Exedra
(n.) A room in a public building, furnished with seats.
(n.) The projection of any part of a building in a rounded form.
(n.) Any out-of-door seat in stone, large enough for several persons; esp., one of curved form.

exempt

Exempt
(a.) Cut off; set apart.
(a.) Extraordinary; exceptional.
(a.) Free, or released, from some liability to which others are subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some law; released; free; clear; privileged; -- (with from): not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service.
(a.) To remove; to set apart.
(a.) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from fear or pain.
(n.) One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
(n.) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.

exequy

Exequy
(n.) A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession.

exeunt

Exeunt
They go out, or retire from the scene; as, exeunt all except Hamlet. See 1st Exit.
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