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Definition of "excrete" [ex•crete]

  • To separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excrete" in a sentence
  • "In duration, scale, and “Kultur-cidal” thrust, this long-standing affront to civilized behaviour, which directly contradicts everything Mao’s heirs excrete, is worthy of a Memorial all to itself."
  • "And that means we are not going to excrete, which is tough news for the dung beetle as well as all of those plants that need fertilization."
  • "The rice protein is a partial ingredient in pet food, we are told, which is itself only a partial ingredient in the feed given to hogs, who then "excrete" some of the melamine in their urine."