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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. An outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one, such as a wart.
  • n. A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion: "Independent agencies were an excrescence on the Constitution” ( Los Angeles Times).
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. Something, usually abnormal, which grows out of something else.
  • n. A disfiguring or unwanted mark or adjunct
  • n. epenthesis of a consonant
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. An excrescent appendage, as, a wart or tumor; anything growing out unnaturally from anything else; a preternatural or morbid development; hence, a troublesome superfluity; an incumbrance.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. An abnormal superficial growth or appendage, as a wart or tubercle; anything which grows unnaturally, and without organic use, out of something else, as nutgalls; hence, a superfluity; a disfiguring addition.
  • n. Figuratively, an extravagant or excessive outbreak: as, “excrescences of joy,”
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • n. (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
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    incumbrance    outgrowth    appendage    burr    knot   
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