from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs.
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- v. to discharge from the system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To separate and throw off; to excrete urine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw out or eliminate; specifically, to eliminate from an organic body by a process of secretion and discharge.
- n. That which has been excreted; an excretion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. eliminate from the body
Latin excernere, excrēt- : ex-, ex- + cernere, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin excretum, past participle of excerno, from ex-, "out", and cerno, "to separate". (Wiktionary)