Translation of excess in Spanish:



  • 1 1.1 (immoderate degree) (no plural/sin plural) exceso (masculine) an excess of caution/optimism un exceso de precaución/optimismo
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    • Although useful in small amounts, an excess of these hormones continuously and over time, can damage the arteries and heart muscle and lead to the development of high blood pressure.
    • The genealogy is close to star-shaped, so, as in the case of population growth, we expect an excess of rare variants in our sample relative to the standard neutral model.
    • As much as I don't want those resources put to ineffectual uses, I also don't want it to go to waste since it's not like there is an excess of resources to go around.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (immoderation) exceso (masculine) to eat and drink to excess comer y beber en exceso to carry sth to excess llevar algo a la exageración
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    • For young people with few prospects beyond stolid lives punctuated by bouts of alcoholic excess, it's easy to understand the allure of more irreverent, less traditional ways of life.
    • Caught in a downward spiral of depression, dissipation and alcoholic excess, Boswell died on 19 May 1795.
    • Minors are clearly not allowed and no excess drinking please!
    (excesses plural)
    excesos (masculine plural), desafueros (masculine plural)
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (surplus) excedente (masculine) in excess of superior a, por encima de a sum in excess of $2,000 una suma superior a or por encima de los 2.000 dólares
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    • The operating ratio condensed the year-end result into a single figure: the average excess of operating expenses over operating revenues per day.
    • It was estimated that other government revenue was likely to be an additional 50 billion baht above target figure, leaving a total excess of 170 billion baht.
    • The fact that reducing Quota or increasing milk herd size would tend to increase the likelihood of a milk excess in relation to Quota, cannot mean that they must be treated identically.
  • 3 countable/numerable (on insurance policy) (British English/inglés británico) franquicia (feminine)
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    • This is a popular method of reducing premiums by increasing excesses and many insured are caught unawares.
    • However, he accepted that, if the excess of the insured value over the market value were so great that it suggested a moral hazard, the underwriter would not insure the vessel.
    • She is claiming just over £400, a sum which includes the excess on her car insurance claim, used to pay for replacement locks.


/ɪkˈses; ˈekses/
  • excess weight exceso (masculine) de peso trim the excess fat off the meat quítele el exceso de grasa a la carne excess supply/demand exceso de oferta/demanda excess profits exceso de beneficios

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