Excretive
Excretive Ex*cre"tive, a. Having the power of excreting, or promoting excretion. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

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  • excretive — adj. promoting excretion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excretive — a. Excretory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • excretive — excrēˈtive adjective 1. Able to excrete 2. Concerned with excretion • • • Main Entry: ↑excrete …   Useful english dictionary

  • excrete — excreter, n. excretive, adj. /ik skreet /, v.t., excreted, excreting. to separate and eliminate from an organic body; separate and expel from the blood or tissues, as waste or harmful matter. [1610 20; < L excretus (ptp. of excernere to sift out …   Universalium

  • excretory — Synonyms and related words: egestive, eliminative, excretionary, excretive, exudative, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, leaky, oozy, percolative, permeable, pervious, porous, rheumy, runny, salivant, salivary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • secretory — Synonyms and related words: egestive, eliminative, excretionary, excretive, excretory, exudative, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, rheumy, salivant, salivary, salivous, secretional, secretive, seminal, serous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • excretion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of discharging Nouns 1. excretion, discharge, elimination, exhalation, exudation, extrusion, ejaculation, effusion, egestion, extravasation, evacuation, dejection, defecation, urination, micturition; …   English dictionary for students

  • excrete — [ɪk skri:t, ɛk ] verb (of a living organism) separate and expel as waste (a substance, especially a product of metabolism). Derivatives excreter noun excretion noun excretive adjective excretory adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • excretory — a. Excretive …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • secretive — I adj reticent, reserved, close, taciturn, quiet, silent, close mouthed, tight lipped, uncommunicative, mum, mute, speechless; self contained, standoffish, unconversable, unconversational, unsociable; clandestine, covert, hole and corner, furtive …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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