Excess

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Definition

an excess (of something): a surplus, too much (of something)
noun, adjective
Note that excess can be used as a noun as well as an adjective:

the excess of supply (over demand) much more supply than demand
to drive with excess alcohol (BR) to drive when you have drunk too much
We've trimmed the excess fat off the steak. We've cut the surplus fat from the piece of meat

Examples

  • "I've spoken to Icarus regarding this issue and he has informed me that we can't simply absorb the cost of this excess production, nor would I want to do this."
  • "Excess baggage will incur a charge."
  • "Icarus : About the excess cash in our accounts!"
  • "Susie, I know you are hard at work planning the TigerLily campaign, but please spare some time and try to create a marketing gimmick to sell these excess perfumes."

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