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excrete

verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\

: to pass (waste matter) from the body or from an organ in the body

ex·cret·edex·cret·ing

Full Definition of EXCRETE

transitive verb
:  to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood, tissues, or organs or from the active protoplasm
ex·cret·er noun
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Origin of EXCRETE

Latin excretus, past participle of excernere to sift out, discharge, from ex- + cernere to sift — more at certain
First Known Use: 1620
EXCRETED Defined for Kids

excrete

verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\
ex·cret·edex·cret·ing

Definition of EXCRETE for Kids

:  to separate and give off cellular waste matter from the body usually as urine or sweat
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excrete

transitive verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\
ex·cret·edex·cret·ing

Medical Definition of EXCRETE

:  to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood or tissues or from the active protoplasm

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