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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth).

Usage examples (34)
  • These were the facts which really suggested his theory of the 'excrescent' population, produced by the over-speculation of capitalists.
  • Scot actively engaged in parochial work, had his attention fixed upon the reckless improvidence of the 'excrescent' population, and welcomed
  • Miss Kimpsey's own parlor was excrescent with bows and draperies.
  • You are regarded an excrescent growth on the body of civil society. for more
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