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
In duration, scale, and “Kultur-cidal” thrust, this long-standing affront to civilized behaviour, which directly contradicts everything Mao’s heirs excrete, is worthy of a Memorial all to itself.
And that means we are not going to excrete, which is tough news for the dung beetle as well as all of those plants that need fertilization.
The rice protein is a partial ingredient in pet food, we are told, which is itself only a partial ingredient in the feed given to hogs, who then "excrete" some of the melamine in their urine.
Another thing I've noticed about Liguus snails is that, when they are startled into their shell they always "excrete" a certain amount of water.
The principle of all types of pit latrine is that wastes such as excrete, anal cleaning materials, sullage and refuse are deposited in a hole in the ground.
There are those that say you "excrete" too much .... but, I bank on the fact that SOME Of those supplements are grabbed up by my cells and used.
Scientists in Scotland (yes, the same dopes who cloned Dolly) have genetically engineered tapeworms to "excrete" vitamins (lay people call it "shitting").
And the kindergartners delight in learning words they would usually never encounter in kindergarten lessons, such as "excrete" (even if they cannot always spell them correctly).www. purduescientificliteracyproject.org), introduces children to the most fundamental idea-that science is about carefully conducted inquiry to learn about the world-and shows them that everyone can do science.
However, alcohol has been shown to dehydrate the body, causing it to excrete more fluid than what is taken in.
What we do not use, we excrete as feces, urine, and perspiration.