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excrescent

Line breaks: ex|cres|cent
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskrɛs(ə)nt
 
, ɛks-/

Definition of excrescent in English:

adjective

1Forming or constituting an excrescence.
Example sentences
  • One hour's light to be left and there's the excrescent moon sponging off the last of it.
2(Of a speech sound) added without etymological justification (e.g. the -t at the end of the surname Bryant).

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