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Translation of excess in Spanish:


American English: /ɪkˈsɛs/
, /ˈɛksɛs/
British English: /ɪkˈsɛs/
, /ɛkˈsɛs/, /ˈɛksɛs/
  • 1 1.1 (immoderate degree) (no plural) an excess of caution/optimism
    un exceso de precaución/optimismo
    Example sentences
    • 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 (immoderation) to eat and drink to excess
    comer y beber en exceso
    to carry something to excess
    llevar algo a la exageración
    Example sentences
    • 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!
    also: excesses plural
    excesos (masculine plural)
    desafueros (masculine plural)
  • 2 uncountable (surplus) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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 (on insurance policy) (British)
    Example sentences
    • 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.


American English: /ɪkˈsɛs/
, /ˈɛksɛs/
British English: /ˈɛksɛs/
  • 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
    Example sentences
    • Fat cells produce excess amounts of the female hormone oestrogen, which can speed up the natural process of cell division and so lead to a higher risk of a cancer cell being formed.
    • So if you increase the amount of excess carbs you eat, you can increase your fat stores and add unwanted size to your physique.
    • I had a good time, but I'm really tired this morning, and I have an excess amount of junk food left at my house that I need to get rid of.
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