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  • n. Plural form of excretion.


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  • The worn-out substances themselves are called excretions, as opposed to secretions, which are elaborated for use in the body.

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  • The excretions are the urine, the perspired fluid, and the milk.

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  • You are correct of course it would be very difficult to verify experimentally due to the numerous inputs and outlets of energy in the human body and the difficult of controlling (i.e., locking up) humans in a laboratory in a closed chamber necessary to measure and test all those inputs and excretions (the gases, solids, liquids, heat, energy storage molecules, etc.) over an extened period oftime.

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  • But what else to expect from the excretions of an American philosophy department.

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  • At some point they're going to go completely off the rails and lie there in a puddle of their own excretions.

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  • I had someone else's sick on my left leg. And a whole host of other people's excretions on my right.

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  • Loads of chemicals and heaven knows what kind of bodily excretions.

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  • A doctor writes, “Personnel who have contact with patient excretions, secretions or blood, whether directly or through contaminated objects, may acquire transient carriage of micro-organisms from such contact.”

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  • It has "positive environmental benefits for livestock producers in terms of decreased nitrogen and phosphorus excretions," extols one journal article.

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  • One book on the shortlist is particularly meretricious, because it is being marketed as a book for an adult readership despite being written, with its fey speaking pigeon, for a much younger audience—though I'd hesitate to let a child of my own read it, lest he or she be infected by its obsession with bodily excretions and bad language.

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