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ex·crete  (k-skrt)
tr.v. ex·cret·ed, ex·cret·ing, ex·cretes
To separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs.

[Latin excernere, excrt- : ex-, ex- + cernere, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]


excrete  /kskrit/  v.frml. [I;T] -creted, -creting, -cretes 1 to eliminate waste, esp. feces 2 to send out, esp. waste products: Sweat is excreted through pores in the skin. -n. [C;U] excretion. excrete

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