verb (used with object), ex·cret·ed, ex·cret·ing.
Origin of excrete
Examples from the Web for excrete
Ebola causes the body to excrete fluids that are teeming with the virus.
Hormonal excesses in the blood require a clean and healthy liver to metabolize and excrete.Can Food Make You Infertile? Foods to Eat and Avoid|Anneli Rufus|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In worms especially, the skin seems to excrete many effete substances, pigments included.
Worms, amphibia, fishes, and snails form another group which excrete much less carbonic acid.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
In disease, the amount of solids depends mainly upon the activity of metabolism and the ability of the kidneys to excrete.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Certain Coccideae also excrete honey-dew, especially in the tropics.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
Tests have been devised to find the extent of the kidney function to excrete salt.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
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Word Origin and History for excrete
1610s, from Latin excretus, past participle of excernere (see excrement). Related: Excreted; excreting.