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Dictionary definition for: Excess

1. (n) a quantity much larger than is needed

2. (s) more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight" "found some extra change lying on the dresser" "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant" "skills made redundant by technological advance" "sleeping in the spare

3. (n) immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

4. (n) the state of being more than full

5. (n) excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

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