excrete

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See also: excreté, excrété, and excrète

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin excretum, past participle of excerno, from ex- (out), and cerno (separate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɛkˈskɹiːt/, /ɪkˈskɹiːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Verb[edit]

excrete (third-person singular simple present excretes, present participle excreting, simple past and past participle excreted)

  1. (biology, transitive, intransitive) To discharge material (including waste products) from a cell, body or system.

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

excrēte

  1. vocative masculine singular of excrētus

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

excrete

  1. inflection of excretar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

excrete

  1. inflection of excretar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative