Definition of 'excess'
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Excess weight is now the second biggest cancer trigger after smoking. The Sun (2016)Remove any excess fat from the tin and allow the potatoes to cool. The Sun (2016)Now she needs corrective surgery to remove all the excess skin. The Sun (2016)But she quickly shed the excess weight after cutting out carbs and booze and following a strict exercise regime. The Sun (2016)Also bear in mind that you will still have to pay an excess should you need to make a claim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Trim excess fat from the chops. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The cost was in excess of 1,000. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may involve paying an excess charge, so may not be commercially viable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you have excess weight, be prepared to work very hard. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You will also have to pay an excess on most claims. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The cleansing clay works to draw out impurities and excess oils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Think about your health and the impact your excess weight has. The Sun (2009)The excess of money has changed the players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her behaviour has gone way beyond the usual rock star excess. The Sun (2008)The sum was just in excess of the amount needed for a night raid. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Trim the cutlets of any excess fat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is one meal where excess is permissible. Christianity Today (2000)Is the largesse just an excess of bad taste? Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can cut costs by buying excess waiver cover before you go. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is the excess acid that is causing you the stomach problems. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001) Pour the excess fat out of the pan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hands become thickened and leathery with excess skin. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many relied on her to pay for their excesses. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)The bad news is that insurance excess charges are still a minefield. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The situation is quite different when a bank holds insufficient excess reserves. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Those short on cash could claim back any excess credit built up on energy accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Remove with a slotted spoon and shake to drain excess oil. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The gynaecologist said to me afterwards that excess weight can cause miscarriage. The Sun (2012)Trim any excess fat off the lamb. The Sun (2012)There is now an excess demand for money because people want to hold more money than they currently have. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)It leads to widespread body changes caused by the blowing out from the lungs of excess amounts of carbon dioxide. Preventing Heart Disease (1987)It is much easier to save a population with an excess of females than one with an excess of males. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An alternative way for consumers to reduce their insurance premiums is to increase the size of the excess on the policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a long way to go before the extreme excess of the City is curbed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'excess'
British English: excess NOUN
An excess of something is a larger amount than is needed, allowed, or usual.
An excess of house plants in a small flat can be oppressive.
British English: excess ADJECTIVE
Excess is used to describe amounts that are greater than what is needed, allowed, or usual.
After cooking the fish, pour off any excess fat.
Definition of excess from the Collins English Dictionary
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