verb (used with object)
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Let the excess liquid evaporate away by bringing the substance to a boil or a simmer until the desired consistency is reached.Sauce, gravy or stew too thin? We’ve got 3 ways to fix that.|Aaron Hutcherson|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Wyden seems to have been persuaded that the best way to contain the possible excesses of speech on the internet was the influence of market forces.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
While these wake-up calls to our own waste are certainly effective, many of the artists seem more interested in using excess as a way of expressing reverence for nature.Baltimore exhibition of outsider art celebrates nature’s ‘excess’ with a wake-up call about pollution|Kelsey Ables|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
When town officials and lawmakers try to walk back the excess, the unions hold their ground.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts|by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
It’s a Super Bowl being conducted without its usual excesses.Super spreader Sunday? Experts worry Super Bowl could trigger coronavirus explosion|Brittany Shammas, Fenit Nirappil, Mark Maske|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Shake off any excess flour and gently place in the heated oil.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fold over the edges and crimp, then trim any remaining excess.
Following the pre-recession excess of T-Pain and Akon, hip-hop was in search of greater authenticity.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the way, killjoys, American charitable giving goes up by 42 percent during this season of crass materialistic greed and excess.
Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The authorization borne by him was very extraordinary and had a great excess of the ordinary warrants.
(d) Excess balances may, at the convenience of each federal reserve bank, remain deposited with the gold settlement fund.
To talk of an excess of labor, or an inability to employ it, in such a country as Ireland, is to insult the general understanding.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
All applications, including therein any on which action may have been deferred because in excess of the aforesaid 10 per cent.
British Dictionary definitions for excess
noun (ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛksɛs)
adjective (ˈɛksɛs, ɪkˈsɛs) (usually prenominal)
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Idioms and Phrases with excess
see carry too far (to excess); in excess of.