Excrete Ex*crete", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excreted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excreting}.] [L. excretus, p. p. of excernere to sift out, discharge; ex out + cernere to sift, separate. See {Crisis}.] To separate and throw off; to excrete urine. ``The mucus thus excreted.'' --Hooper. [1913 Webster]

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