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Overview of noun excess

The noun excess has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety

(a quantity much larger than is needed)

2. (2) excess, excessiveness, inordinateness

(immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits)

3. surfeit, excess, overabundance

(the state of being more than full)

4. overindulgence, excess

(excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence")

Overview of adj excess

The adj excess has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus

(more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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