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excess  /kss, kss/  n. 1 an amount that is more than what is needed or wanted: We have an excess of paperwork under the present system. 2 [C;U] an act of doing too much of s.t.: He spends too much money; his excesses put him into debt. 3 in excess of: more than: Trucks weighing in excess of five tons cannot use this bridge. 4 to be given to excess: to tend to do too much without considering the risks, to be reckless: She is given to excess; she goes on shopping binges she cant afford. 5 to excess: too much: They drink to excess. excess

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