[ US /ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs/ ]
  1. a quantity much larger than is needed
  2. the state of being more than full
  3. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
  4. excessive indulgence
    the child was spoiled by overindulgence
  1. more than is needed, desired, or required
    extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    found some extra change lying on the dresser
    supernumerary ornamentation
    sleeping in the spare room
    trying to lose excess weight
    surplus cheese distributed to the needy
    skills made redundant by technological advance
    delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    it was supererogatory of her to gloat
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How To Use excess In A Sentence

  • A second problem is damage caused by the buildup of excessive electrical charges in the plate from the unwanted ions.
  • Our economy is unbalanced, money is in excess supply, and its circulation is completely divorced from the circulation of goods. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy
  • The potatoes will absorb any excess liquid overnight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Our goal is to reduce the excess downforce to a point where we do create a little separation.
  • Chemicals that the body doesn’t need all that much, such as some excess vitamins, water, salt, and fats, are not absorbed and are passed along to a reservoir located between the small and large intestines called the cecum pronounced sea-come. You Raising Your Child
  • The potatoes will absorb any excess liquid overnight. Times, Sunday Times
  • To touch up make-up to get rid of shine, gently press a dry tissue to your skin to absorb excess grease, or use grease-absorbing make-up tissues.
  • The chops should be cooked over moderate heat to prevent excessive charring.
  • The excess amniotic fluid was then removed from the recipient twin sac, and antibiotics were placed into the uterine cavity to decrease the risk of infection. Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • A gob of crimson pouring from his lips, he spat it out, wiping the excess with the back of his hand.
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