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noun excess pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈses/ 
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] a larger amount of something than is usual or necessary

    Cover both sides of the meat with flour, shaking off any excess.

    excess of:

    Tests subsequently revealed an excess of alcohol in the driver's blood.

  2. 4
    [uncountable] formal a way of behaving in which you do dangerous or extreme things

    The rest of the family led a life of excess.



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