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excessively

[ ik-ses-iv-lee ]
/ ɪkˈsɛs ɪv li /
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adverb
in a way that goes beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree:Applying an excessively thick layer of mulch limits oxygen in the soil and can suffocate the plants.
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Origin of excessively

OTHER WORDS FROM excessively

non·ex·ces·sive·ly, adverbqua·si-ex·ces·sive·ly, adverbun·ex·ces·sive·ly, adverb
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