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[ik-skres-uh nt] /ɪkˈskrɛs ənt/

growing abnormally out of something else; superfluous.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) inserted or added as a result of articulatory interaction or impetus, as the t- sound in sense (sents) or against (from Middle English ageynes), without grammatical or historical justification; intrusive; parasitic.
denoting, relating to, or resembling an abnormal outgrowth
uselessly added; not essential; superfluous
denoting or relating to a speech sound or letter inserted into a word without etymological justification, such as the b in nimble

mid-15c., from Latin excrescentem (nominative excrescens), present participle of excrescere (see excrescence).

excrescent ex·cres·cent (ĭk-skrěs’ənt)
Growing out abnormally, excessively, or superfluously.


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