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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: excretus, past participle of excernere 'to separate out', from cernere 'to separate'

excrete

verb
     
Related topics: Biology, Human
ex‧crete [intransitive and transitive]
formalHBH to get rid of waste material from your body through your bowels, your skin etc [↪ secrete]

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