English dictionary


ex |eks| — a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband

ex-libris |ˌeks ˈlɪbrɪs| — A bookplate which identifies the owner of the book into which it is pasted

ex-serviceman |ˌeks ˈsɜːrvɪsmən| — a person who has served in the armed forces

ex-servicemen |ˌeksˈsɜːvɪsmən| — plural form of ex-serviceman

exacerbate |ɪɡˈzæsərbeɪt| — make worse

exacerbated |ɪɡˈzæsərˌbeɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of exacerbate

exacerbation |ɪɡˌzæsərˈbeɪʃən| — action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

exact |ɪɡˈzækt| — claim as due or just

exacting |ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ| — severe and unremitting in making demands

exaction |ɪɡˈzækʃn| — act of demanding or levying by force or authority

exactitude |ɪɡˈzæktəˌtuːd| — the quality of being exact

exactly |ɪɡˈzæktlɪ| — indicating exactness or preciseness

exactness |ɪɡˈzæktnəs| — the quality of being exact

exactor |ɪɡˈzæktə| — A person who makes illegal or unreasonable demands; an extortioner.

exaggerate |ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt| — to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

exaggerated |ɪɡˈzædʒəˌretəd| — represented as greater than is true or reasonable

exaggeratedly |ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪtɪdlɪ| — in an exaggerated manner

exaggeration |ɪɡˌzædʒəˈreɪʃn| — extravagant exaggeration

exaggerative |ɪɡˈzædʒʌˌreɪtɪv| — Marked by exaggeration.

exalt |ɪɡˈzɔːlt| — praise, glorify, or honor

exaltation |ˌeɡzɔːlˈteɪʃn| — a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

exalted |ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd| — of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

exam |ɪɡˈzæm| — a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

examinant |ɪɡˈzamɪnənt| — (obsolete) One who examines; an examiner.

examination |ɪɡˌzæməˈneɪʃən| — the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

examinator  — An examiner.

examine |ɪɡˈzæmɪn| — consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

examined |ɪɡˈzæmənd| — simple past tense and past participle of examine

examinee |ɪɡˌzæmɪˈniː| — someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)

examiner |ɪɡˈzæmɪnər| — someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications

examining |ɪɡˈzæmənɪŋ| — Present participle of examine.

example |ɪɡˈzæmpl| — an item of information that is typical of a class or group

exanimate |ekˈsanəmət| — deprived of life; no longer living

exanthema |ˌeɡzænˈθiːmə| — eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease

exarch |ˈeksɑːrk| — a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America

exarchate |ˈeksɑːrkeɪt| — a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church

exasperate |ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt| — exasperate or irritate

exasperating |ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪŋ| — extremely annoying or displeasing

exasperation |ɪɡˌzæspəˈreɪʃn| — an exasperated feeling of annoyance

excavate |ˈekskəveɪt| — recover through digging

excavated |ˈekskəˌvetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of excavate

excavating |ˈekskəˌvetɪŋ| — Present participle of excavate.

excavation |ˌekskəˈveɪʃn| — the act of digging

excavations |ˌekskəˈveɪʃənz| — plural form of excavation

excavator |ˈekskəveɪtər| — a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying

exceed |ɪkˈsiːd| — be greater in scope or size than some standard

exceeding |ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ| — far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

exceedingly |ɪkˈsiːdɪŋlɪ| — to an extreme degree

excel |ɪkˈsel| — distinguish oneself

excellence |ˈeksələns| — the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

excellency |ˈeksələnsɪ| — a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'

excellent |ˈeksələnt| — very good; of the highest quality

excelsior |ɪkˈselsɪər| — thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing

except |ɪkˈsept| — take exception to

excepting |ˌekˈseptɪŋ| — Present participle of except.

exception |ɪkˈsepʃn| — a deliberate act of omission

exceptionable |ɪkˈsepʃnəbəl| — liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to

exceptional |ɪkˈsepʃənl| — far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

exceptionalism  — the state of being special, exceptional or unique

exceptionality  — (uncountable) The quality of being exceptional.

exceptionally |ɪkˈsepʃənəlɪ| — to an exceptional degree

exceptive |ɪkˈseptɪv| — exceptional, having an exception

excerpt |ˈeksɜːrpt| — a passage selected from a larger work

excerption |ekˈsɜːpʃən| — a passage selected from a larger work

excess |ɪkˈses| — a quantity much larger than is needed

excesses |ˌekˈsesəz| — plural form of excess

excessive |ɪkˈsesɪv| — beyond normal limits

excessively |ɪkˈsesɪvlɪ| — to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

exchange |ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ| — chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another

exchangeable |ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl| — capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

exchanger |ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒər| — one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country

exchequer |ɪksˈtʃekər| — the funds of a government or institution or individual

excisable |ɪkˈsaɪzəbəl| — Liable or subject to excise.

excise |ˈeksaɪz| — a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)

exciseman |ˈeksaɪsmən| — someone who collects taxes for the government

excision |ɪkˈsɪʒn| — the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage

excitability |ɪkˌsaɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part

excitable |ɪkˈsaɪtəbl| — capable of responding to stimuli

excitant |ɪkˈsaɪtnt| — a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

excitation |ˌeksaɪˈteɪʃən| — the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

excitative |ɪkˈsaɪtətɪv| — (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

excitatory |ɪkˈsaɪtətɔːriː| — (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

excite |ɪkˈsaɪt| — arouse or elicit a feeling

excited |ɪkˈsaɪtɪd| — (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

excitedly |ɪkˈsaɪtɪdlɪ| — with excitement; in an excited manner

excitement |ɪkˈsaɪtmənt| — the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

exciter |ɪkˈsaɪtər| — A person who excites

exciting |ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ| — stimulating interest and discussion

exciton |ˈeksɪtɒn| — (physics) A bound state of an electron and an electron hole in an insulator or semiconductor

exclaim |ɪkˈskleɪm| — utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

exclamation |ˌekskləˈmeɪʃn| — an abrupt excited utterance

exclamatory |ɪkˈsklæmətɔːrɪ| — sudden and strong

exclude |ɪkˈskluːd| — prevent from being included or considered or accepted

excluded |ɪkˈskluːdəd| — simple past tense and past participle of exclude

excluding |ɪkˈskluːdɪŋ| — Present participle of exclude.

exclusion |ɪkˈskluːʒn| — the state of being excluded

exclusionary |ɪkˈskluːʒənrɪ| — Acting to exclude something

exclusive |ɪkˈskluːsɪv| — a news report that is reported first by one news organization

exclusively |ɪkˈskluːsɪvlɪ| — without any others being included or involved

exclusiveness |ɪkˈskluːsɪv| — tendency to associate with only a select group

exclusivity |ˌekskluːˈsɪvətɪ| — The state of being exclusive

excogitate |eksˈkɒdʒɪteɪt| — come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

excogitation |ˌeksˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃən| — thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it

excommunicate |ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt| — exclude from a church or a religious community

excommunicated |ˌekskəˈmjuːnəˌketəd| — simple past tense and past participle of excommunicate

excommunication |ˌekskəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃn| — the state of being excommunicated

excoriate |ˌeksˈkɔːrɪeɪt| — express strong disapproval of

excoriation |ekˈskɔːrɪˌeʃən| — an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

excorticate |eksˈkɔːrtəˌkeɪt| — (obsolete) To strip of bark or skin.

excrement |ˈekskrɪmənt| — waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body

excrescence |ɪkˈskresns| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

excrescent |ˌɪkˈskres(ə)nt| — forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)

excreta |ɪkˈskriːtə| — waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body

excrete |ɪkˈskriːt| — eliminate from the body

excretion |ɪkˈskriːʃn| — the bodily process of discharging waste matter

excretive |eksˈkriːtɪv| — Having the power of excreting, or promoting excretion.

excretory |ˈekskrətɔːrɪ| — of or relating to the process of excretion

excruciate |ɪkˈskruːʃiːˌeɪt| — torment emotionally or mentally

excruciating |ɪkˈskruːʃɪeɪtɪŋ| — extremely painful

excruciation |ɪkˌskruːʃiːˈeɪʃən| — a state of acute pain

exculpable  — Capable of being exculpated; deserving exculpation.

exculpate |ˈekskʌlpeɪt| — pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

exculpation |ˌekskʌlˈpeɪʃən| — a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

exculpatory |ˌekˈskəlpəˌtɔːrɪ| — clearing of guilt or blame

excurrent |ekˈskərənt| — (botany) Of a vein or costa, extending beyond the tip or the margin of a leaf.

excursion |ɪkˈskɜːrʒn| — a journey taken for pleasure

excursionist |ɪkˈskɜːʃənɪst| — a tourist who is visiting sights of interest

excursive |ɪkˈskərsɪv| — (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

excursus |ekˈskərsəs| — a message that departs from the main subject

excusable |ɪkˈskjuːzəbl| — easily excused or forgiven

excusal |eksˈkjuːz(ə)l| — The act of excusing or of being excused

excusatory |ɪkˈskjuːzəˌtɔːriː| — offering or expressing apology

excuse |ɪkˈskjuːs| — a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

excused |ɪkˈskjuːzd| — granted exemption

exeat |ˈeksɪæt| — A license or permit for absence from a college or a religious house (such as a monastery)

exec |ɪɡˈzek| — the chief executive department of the United States government

execrable |ˈeksɪkrəbl| — of very poor quality or condition

execrate |ˈeksɪkreɪt| — find repugnant

execration |ˌeksɪˈkreɪʃən| — hate coupled with disgust

executable |ɪɡˈzekjətəbl| — capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

executant |ɪɡˈzekjʊt(ə)nt| — a performer (usually of musical works)

execute |ˈeksɪkjuːt| — kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

executed |ˈeksəˌkjuːtəd| — put to death as punishment

execution |ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃn| — putting a condemned person to death

executioner |ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃənər| — an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant

executive |ɪɡˈzekjətɪv| — a person responsible for the administration of a business

executor |ɪɡˈzekjətər| — a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will

executrix |ɪɡˈzekjʊtrɪks| — a woman executor

exegesis |ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs| — an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

exegete |ˈeksɪˌdʒiːt| — a person skilled in exegesis (especially of religious texts)

exegetical  — relating to exegesis

exegetics  — The science of interpretation or exegesis.

exemplar |ɪɡˈzemplɑːr| — something to be imitated

exemplary |ɪɡˈzemplərɪ| — worthy of imitation

exemplification |ɪɡˌzemplɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — showing by example

exemplify |ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ| — be characteristic of

exemplum |ɪɡˈzempləm| — An example.

exempt |ɪɡˈzempt| — grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

exemption |ɪɡˈzempʃn| — immunity from an obligation or duty

exequatur |ˌeksəˈkweɪtər| — An official authorization given by a government to a consul etc.

exequies |ˈeksɪkwɪz| — (obsolete) plural form of exequy

exequy |ˈeksɪkwɪ| — (obsolete, now only in plural) Funeral rites.

exercise |ˈeksərsaɪz| — the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

exerciser |ˈeksərˌsaɪzər| — sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises

exercises |ˈeksərˌsaɪzəz| — plural form of exercise

exercitation  — 1901, John Gibson Lockhart, Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10):

exergue |ɪɡˈzərɡ ˈeksərɡ ˈeɡzərɡ| — (numismatics) A space beneath the main design on a coin for the insertion of the date.

exert |ɪɡˈzɜːrt| — put to use

exertion |ɪɡˈzɜːrʃn| — use of physical or mental energy; hard work

exes |ˈeksəz| — plural form of ex

exeunt |ˈeksɪʌnt| — A stage direction for more than one actor to leave the stage.

exfoliate |eksˈfəʊlɪeɪt| — spread by opening the leaves of

exfoliation |eksˈfəʊlɪeɪʃən| — the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin

exhalation |ˌekshəˈleɪʃn| — exhaled breath

exhale |eksˈheɪl| — expel air

exhaling |eksˈheɪlɪŋ| — Present participle of exhale.

exhaust |ɪɡˈzɔːst| — gases ejected from an engine as waste products

exhausted |ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd| — drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

exhauster |ɪɡˈzɔːstə| — one who exhausts or depletes

exhaustible |ɪɡˈzɔːstəbl| — capable of being used up; capable of being exhausted

exhausting |ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ| — having a debilitating effect

exhaustion |ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən| — extreme fatigue

exhaustive |ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv| — performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

exhibit |ɪɡˈzɪbɪt| — an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence

exhibition |ˌeksɪˈbɪʃn| — the act of exhibiting

exhibitioner |ˌeksɪˈbɪʃnər| — someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see

exhibitionism |ˌeksɪˈbɪʃənɪzəm| — extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself

exhibitionist |ˌeksɪˈbɪʃənɪst| — someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals

exhibitor |ɪɡˈzɪbɪtər| — someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see

exhilarant  — Exciting joy, mirth, or pleasure.

exhilarate |ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt| — fill with sublime emotion

exhilarated |ɪɡˈzɪləˌretəd| — made joyful

exhilarating |ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ| — making lively and cheerful

exhilaration |ɪɡˌzɪləˈreɪʃn| — the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

exhort |ɪɡˈzɔːrt| — spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

exhortation |ˌeɡzɔːrˈteɪʃn| — a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action

exhortative |ɪɡˈzɔːrtətɪv| — giving strong encouragement

exhortatory  — giving strong encouragement

exhumate  — (obsolete) To exhume; to disinter.

exhumation |ˌekshjuːˈmeɪʃn| — the act of digging something up out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried

exhume |ɪɡˈzuːm| — dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

exigence |ˈeksəjəns| — exigency

exigency |ˈeksɪdʒənsɪ| — a pressing or urgent situation

exigent |ˈekzəjənt| — demanding attention

exigible |ˈeksəjəb(ə)l| — That may be exacted; demandable; requirable.

exiguity |ˌeksəˈɡjuːɪtiː| — the quality of being meager

exiguous |eɡˈzɪɡjʊəs| — extremely scanty

exile |ˈeksaɪl| — a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

exiled |ˈeɡˌzaɪld| — simple past tense and past participle of exile

exility |eɡˈzɪlɪtɪ| — Thinness, smallness; a shrunken or meagre condition.

exinanition  — An emptying; an enfeebling; exhaustion; humiliation.

exist |ɪɡˈzɪst| — have an existence, be extant

existence |ɪɡˈzɪstəns| — the state or fact of existing

existent |ɪɡˈzɪstənt| — having existence or being or actuality

existential |ˌeɡzɪˈstenʃəl| — derived from experience or the experience of existence

existentialism |ˌeɡzɪˈstenʃəlɪzəm| — (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves

existing |ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ| — presently existing

exit |ˈeksɪt| — an opening that permits escape or release

exodus |ˈeksədəs| — a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

exogamy |ekˈsɑːɡəmɪ| — marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law

exogenous |ekˈsɑːdʒənəs| — derived or originating externally

exonerate |ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪt| — pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

exonerated |ɪɡˈzɑːnəˌretəd| — freed from any question of guilt

exonerating |ɪɡˈzɑːnəˌretɪŋ| — Present participle of exonerate.

exoneration |ɪɡˌzɑːnəˈreɪʃn| — the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

exonerative |ɪɡˈzɒnərətɪv| — providing absolution

exorbitance |ɪɡˈzɔːrbɪtəns| — excessive excess

exorbitancy |ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənsɪ| — Alternative form of exorbitance.

exorbitant |ɪɡˈzɔːrbɪtənt| — greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

exorcise |ˈeksɔːrsaɪz| — expel through adjuration or prayers

exorciser  — someone who practices exorcism

exorcism |ˈeksɔːrsɪzəm| — freeing from evil spirits

exorcist |ˈeksərsəst| — one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

exorcize |ˈeksɔːrsaɪz| — expel through adjuration or prayers

exordial |ekˈsɔːdjəl| — of or relating to an exordium, beginning or introduction

exordium |ɪɡˈzɔːrdiːəm| — (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse

exoteric |ˌeksəˈterɪk| — suitable for the general public

exothermal |ˌeksəʊˈθɜːməl| — (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the liberation of heat

exothermic |ˌeksəʊˈθɜːrmɪk| — (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the liberation of heat

exotic |ɪɡˈzɑːtɪk| — being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

expand |ɪkˈspænd| — extend in one or more directions

expanded |ɪkˈspandəd| — increased in extent or size or bulk or scope

expanding |ɪkˈspændɪŋ| — Present participle of expand.

expanse |ɪkˈspæns| — a wide scope

expansibility |ɪksˌpænsəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — The condition of being expansible

expansible |ɪkˈspænsʌbəl| — able to expand or be expanded

expansion |ɪkˈspænʃn| — the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

expansionism |ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm| — the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

expansionist |ɪkˈspænʃənɪst| — of or involving or guided by expansionism

expansive |ɪkˈspænsɪv| — of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

expansivity |ˌɪkspænˈsɪvɪtɪ| — the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure

expat |ˌeksˈpat| — a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

expatiate |ɪkˈspeɪʃɪeɪt| — add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

expatiation  — a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail

expatriate |ˌeksˈpeɪtrɪət| — a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

expatriation |ekˌspetrɪˈeɪʃən| — the act of expelling a person from their native land

expect |ɪkˈspekt| — regard something as probable or likely

expectance |ɪksˈpektəns| — Anticipation, hope.

expectancy |ɪkˈspektənsɪ| — an expectation

expectant |ɪkˈspektənt| — marked by eager anticipation

expectation |ˌekspekˈteɪʃn| — belief about (or mental picture of) the future

expectative  — Of or pertaining to an expectation

expected |ɪkˈspektəd| — considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

expectorant |ɪkˈspektərənt| — a medicine promoting expectoration

expectorate |ɪkˈspektəreɪt| — clear out the chest and lungs

expectoration |ɪkˈspektəreɪʃən| — the process of coughing up and spitting out

expedience |ɪkˈspiːdɪəns| — the quality of being suited to the end in view

expediency |ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ| — the quality of being suited to the end in view

expedient |ɪkˈspiːdɪənt| — a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

expedite |ˈekspədaɪt| — speed up the progress of; facilitate

expediter |ˈekspɪdaɪtə| — A person who expedites.

expedition |ˌekspəˈdɪʃn| — a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

expeditionary |ˌekspəˈdɪʃəˌnerɪ| — (used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad

expeditious |ˌekspəˈdɪʃəs| — marked by speed and efficiency

expeditor  — Alternative spelling of expediter.

expel |ɪkˈspel| — force to leave or move out

expelled |ɪkˈspeld| — simple past tense and past participle of expel

expellee |ekspeˈliː| — One who is subject to expulsion.

expelling |ɪkˈspelɪŋ| — any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

expend |ɪkˈspend| — use up, consume fully

expendable |ɪkˈspendəbl| — (used of funds) remaining after taxes

expendables |ɪksˈpendəblz| — plural form of expendable

expenditure |ɪkˈspendɪtʃər| — money paid out; an amount spent

expense |ɪkˈspens| — amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

expenses |ɪkˈspensəz| — plural form of expense

expensive |ɪkˈspensɪv| — high in price or charging high prices

experience |ɪkˈspɪrɪəns| — the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

experienced |ɪkˈspɪrɪənst| — having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

experiential |ɪkˌspɪrɪˈenʃl| — derived from experience or the experience of existence

experiment |ɪkˈsperɪmənt| — the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

experimental |ɪkˌsperɪˈmentl| — relying on observation or experiment

experimentalism  — an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles

experimentalist |ɪkˌsperəˈmentəˌlɪst| — One who performs experiments.

experimentalize |eksˌperɪˈmentəlaɪz| — To make experiments upon.

experimentally |ɪkˌsperɪˈmentəlɪ| — in an experimental fashion

experimentation |ɪkˌsperɪmenˈteɪʃn| — the testing of an idea

experimenter |ɪkˈsperɪməntər| — a research worker who conducts experiments

expert |ˈekspɜːrt| — a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

expertise |ˌekspɜːrˈtiːz| — skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

expertness |ˈekspɜːtnəs| — skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

expiate |ˈekspɪeɪt| — make amends for

expiation |ˌekspɪˈeɪʃn| — compensation for a wrong

expiatory |ˈekspiːətɔːriː| — having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation

expiration |ˌekspəˈreɪʃn| — a coming to an end of a contract period

expiratory |ɪkˈspaɪrəˌtɔːrɪ| — of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration

expire |ɪkˈspaɪər| — lose validity

expired |ɪkˈspaɪrd| — having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time

expiring |ɪkˈspaɪrɪŋ| — Ending, terminating, dying.

expiry |ɪkˈspaɪərɪ| — a coming to an end of a contract period

explain |ɪkˈspleɪn| — make plain and comprehensible

explainable |ɪkˈspleɪnəbəl| — capable of being understood

explained |ɪkˈspleɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of explain

explanation |ˌekspləˈneɪʃn| — a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

explanatory |ɪkˈsplænətɔːrɪ| — serving or intended to explain or make clear

expletive |ˈeksplətɪv| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

explicable |ɪkˈsplɪkəbl| — capable of being explicated or accounted for

explicate |ˈeksplɪkeɪt| — make plain and comprehensible

explication |ˌeksplɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.

explicative |ˈekspləkeɪtɪv| — Explanatory; serving to explain logically or in detail.

explicatory |ekspləkəˌtɔːriː| — Explanatory; serving to explain logically or in detail.

explicit |ɪkˈsplɪsɪt| — in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

explicitly |ɪkˈsplɪsɪtlɪ| — in an explicit manner

explicitness |ɪkˈsplɪsɪtnəs| — clarity as a consequence of being explicit

explode |ɪkˈspləʊd| — cause to burst with a violent release of energy

exploded |ɪkˈspləʊdɪd| — showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another

exploder |ɪksˈpləʊdə| — Someone or something that explodes.

exploit |ɪkˈsplɔɪt| — a notable achievement

exploitable  — Able to be exploited, especially commercially

exploitation |ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃn| — the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

exploitative |ɪkˈsplɔɪtətɪv| — tending to exploit or make use of

exploited |ˈekˈsplɔɪtəd| — (of persons) taken advantage of

exploiter |ɪkˈsplɔɪtər| — a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically

exploration |ˌekspləˈreɪʃn| — to travel for the purpose of discovery

explorative |ɪkˈsplɑːrətɪv| — serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

exploratory |ɪkˈsplɔːrətɔːrɪ| — serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

explore |ɪkˈsplɔːr| — inquire into

explorer |ɪkˈsplɔːrər| — someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)

exploring |ɪkˈsplɔːrɪŋ| — The action of the verb explore.

explosion |ɪkˈspləʊʒn| — a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

explosive |ɪkˈspləʊsɪv| — a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

explosively |ɪkˈspləʊsɪvlɪ| — suddenly and rapidly

explosives |ɪkˈspləʊsɪvz| — plural form of explosive

exponent |ɪkˈspəʊnənt| — a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

exponential |ˌekspəˈnenʃl| — a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

exponentially |ˌekspəˈnenʃəlɪ| — in an exponential manner

export |ɪkˈspɔːrt| — commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

exportation |ˌekspɔːrˈteɪʃən| — commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

exporter |ekˈspɔːrtər| — a businessperson who transports goods abroad (for sale)

exporting |ɪkˈspɔːrtɪŋ| — the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country

expose |ɪkˈspəʊz| — the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

exposed |ɪkˈspəʊzd| — with no protection or shield

exposer  — One who exposes.

exposition |ˌekspəˈzɪʃn| — a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

expositive |ɪkˈspɑːzɪtɪv| — serving to expound or set forth

expositor |ɪkˈspɒzɪtə| — a person who explains

expository |ɪkˈspɑːzətɔːrɪ| — serving to expound or set forth

expostulate |ɪkˈspɑːstʃʊleɪt| — reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

expostulation |ɪkˌspɒstʃʊˈleɪʃən| — the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

expostulatory  — Of, characterized by, or exhibiting expostulation.

exposure |ɪkˈspəʊʒər| — vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

expound |ɪkˈspaʊnd| — add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

expounder  — a person who explains

express |ɪkˈspres| — mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

expressed |ɪkˈsprest| — communicated in words

expressible |ɪksˈpresəbl| — capable of being expressed

expressing |ɪkˈspresɪŋ| — Present participle of express.

expression |ɪkˈspreʃn| — the feelings expressed on a person's face

expressionism |ɪkˈspreʃənɪzəm| — an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

expressionist |ɪkˈspreʃənɪst| — an artist who is an adherent of expressionism

expressionless |ɪkˈspreʃənləs| — deliberately impassive in manner

expressive |ɪkˈspresɪv| — characterized by expression

expressiveness |ɪkˈspresɪv| — the quality of being expressive

expressly |ɪkˈspreslɪ| — with specific intentions; for the express purpose

expressman |ɪkˈspresmən| — A person employed in the express business.

expressway |ɪkˈspresweɪ| — a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

expropriate |eksˈprəʊprɪeɪt| — deprive of possessions

expropriated |eksˈprəʊprɪeɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of expropriate

expropriation |ˌeksˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃn| — taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)

expulsion |ɪkˈspʌlʃn| — the act of forcing out someone or something

expulsive |ɪkˈspʌlsɪv| — Tending to expel or resulting in expulsion.

expunge |ɪkˈspʌndʒ| — remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

expurgate |ˈekspərɡeɪt| — edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

expurgation |ˌekspəˈɡeɪʃən| — the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

exquisite |ˈɪkskwɪzɪt| — intense or sharp

exquisitely |ɪkˈskwɪzɪtlɪ| — in a delicate manner

exquisiteness |ɪkˈskwɪzɪtnəs| — extreme beauty of a delicate sort

exsanguinate |eksˈsæŋɡwʌˌneɪt| — To kill by means of blood loss.

exsanguinated  — simple past tense and past participle of exsanguinate

exsanguine |eksˈsæŋɡwɪn| — destitute of blood or apparently so

exscind |ekˈsɪnd| — (medicine, surgery) To cut out.

exsiccate |ˈeksəˌkeɪt| — lose water or moisture

exsiccated  — simple past tense and past participle of exsiccate

exsiccation |ˌeksɪˈkeɪʃən| — The act of operation of drying; evaporation or expulsion of moisture.

extant |ekˈstænt| — still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

extemporaneous |ekˌstempəˈreɪnɪəs| — with little or no preparation or forethought

extemporary |ɪkˈstempərərɪ| — with little or no preparation or forethought

extempore |ekˈstempərɪ| — without prior preparation

extemporization |eksˌtempəraɪˈzeɪʃən| — a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

extemporize |ɪkˈstempəraɪz| — manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

extend |ɪkˈstend| — extend in scope or range or area

extendable |ˌekˈstendəbəl| — capable of being lengthened

extended |ɪkˈstendɪd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

extender |ɪkˈstendər| — Any of various substances designed to extend any of several properties of a material.

extendible |ˌekˈstendəbəl| — capable of being lengthened

extending |ɪkˈstendɪŋ| — Present participle of extend.

extensibility |ɪksˌtensəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — The capability of being extended

extensible |ɪkˈstensəbəl| — capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out

extensile |ɪkˈstensəl| — capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out

extension |ɪkˈstenʃn| — a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt

extensional  — defining a word by listing the class of entities to which the word correctly applies

extensive |ɪkˈstensɪv| — large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

extensively |ɪkˈstensɪvlɪ| — in a widespread way

extensor |ɪkˈstensɔːr| — a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part

extent |ɪkˈstent| — the point or degree to which something extends

extenuate |ɪkˈstenjuːˌet| — lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

extenuating |ɪkˈstenjuːˌetɪŋ| — partially excusing or justifying

extenuation |ɪkˌstenjʊˈeɪʃən| — a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances

extenuatory |ɪkˈstenjuːəˌtɔːriː| — Tending to extenuate or palliate.

exterior |ɪkˈstɪrɪər| — the region that is outside of something

exteriority |eksˌtɪərɪˈɒrɪtɪ| — surface; externality

exteriorize |ɪksˈtɪərɪəraɪz| — bring outside the body for surgery, of organs

exterminate |ɪkˈstɜːrmɪneɪt| — kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

extermination |ɪkˌstɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn| — complete annihilation

exterminator |ɪkˈstɜːməˌnetər| — someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)

exterminatory |ɪkˈstɜːrmənəˌtɔːriː| — relating to or marked by extermination

external |ɪkˈstɜːrnl| — outward features

externality |ˌekstɜːrˈnælətɪ| — the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior

externalize |ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪz| — regard as objective

externalizing |ɪksˈtɜːnəlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of externalize.

externally |ɪkˈstɜːrnəlɪ| — on or from the outside

exterritorial |ˌeksˌterɪˈtɔːrɪəl| — outside territorial limits or jurisdiction

exterritoriality |ˈeksˌterɪtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ| — extraterritoriality

extinct |ɪkˈstɪŋkt| — being out or having grown cold

extinction |ɪkˈstɪŋkʃn| — no longer active; extinguished

extinguish |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ| — put an end to; kill

extinguished |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt| — of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement

extinguisher |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃər| — a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires

extirpate |ˈekstərpeɪt| — destroy completely, as if down to the roots

extirpation |ˌekstəˈpeɪʃən| — surgical removal of a body part or tissue

extirpator |ˈekstɜːpeɪtə| — someone or something that extirpates

extol |ɪkˈstəʊl| — praise, glorify, or honor

extoll  — Alternative spelling of extol.

extort |ɪkˈstɔːrt| — obtain through intimidation

extortion |ɪkˈstɔːrʃn| — an exorbitant charge

extortionate |ɪkˈstɔːrʃənət| — greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

extortioner |ɪkˈstɔːrʃənər| — a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

extortionist |ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nɪst| — a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

extra |ˈekstrə| — a minor actor in crowd scenes

extracellular |ˈekstrəˈseljʊlə| — located or occurring outside a cell or cells

extract |ˈekstrækt| — a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

extracted |ɪkˈstræktəd| — simple past tense and past participle of extract

extracting |ɪkˈstræktɪŋ| — Present participle of extract.

extraction |ɪkˈstrækʃn| — the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

extractive |ɪkˈstræktɪv| — That serves to extract something

extractor |ɪkˈstræktər| — an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components

extracurricular |ekstrəkəˈrɪkjʊlə| — outside the regular academic curriculum

extraditable |ˈekstrədaɪtəbəl| — Able to be extradited.

extradite |ˈekstrədaɪt| — hand over to the authorities of another country

extradition |ˌekstrəˈdɪʃn| — the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)

extrajudicial |ˌekstrədʒʊˈdɪʃl| — beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted

extralegal |ˌekstrəˈliːɡəl| — not regulated or sanctioned by law

extramarital |ˌekstrəˈmærɪtl| — characterized by adultery

extramundane |ekstrəˈmʌndeɪn| — Beyond mundane, beyond ordinary.

extramural |ˌekstrəˈmjʊrəl| — carried on outside the bounds of an institution or community

extraneous |ɪkˈstreɪnɪəs| — not pertinent to the matter under consideration

extraordinaire |ɪkˌstrɔːrdɪˈner| — extraordinary in a particular capacity

extraordinarily |ɪkˌstrɔːrdəˈnerəlɪ| — extremely

extraordinary |ɪkˈstrɔːrdənerɪ| — far more than usual or expected

extrapolate |ɪkˈstræpəleɪt| — draw from specific cases for more general cases

extrapolation |ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃn| — (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

extrasensory |ˌekstrəˈsensərɪ| — seemingly outside normal sensory channels

extrasolar |ˌekstrəˈsəʊlər| — (astronomy) Of or originating outside the Solar System

extraterrestrial |ˌekstrətəˈrestrɪəl| — a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

extraterritorial |ˌekstrəterəˈtɔːrɪəl| — outside territorial limits or jurisdiction

extravagance |ɪkˈstrævəɡəns| — the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

extravagancy |ɪkˈstrævʌɡənsiː| — the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

extravagant |ɪkˈstrævəɡənt| — unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

extravaganza |ɪkˌstrævəˈɡænzə| — any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment

extravasation |ɪkˌstrævʌˈseɪʃən| — an extravasated liquid (blood or lymph or urine); the product of extravasation

extravehicular |ˌekstrəviːˈhɪkjələr| — Of or pertaining to the space outside a vehicle, especially a spacecraft in space

extraversion  — (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self

extravert  — (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings

extremal  — (mathematics) Having to do with extrema.

extreme |ɪkˈstriːm| — the furthest or highest degree of something

extremely |ɪkˈstriːmlɪ| — to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect

extremeness |ɪksˈtriːmnɪs| — the quality of being extreme

extremism |ɪkˈstriːmɪzəm| — any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies

extremist |ɪkˈstriːmɪst| — a person who holds extreme views

extremities |ɪkˈstremətɪz| — plural form of extremity

extremity |ɪkˈstremətɪ| — an external body part that projects from the body

extremum |ɪkˈstriːməm| — the point located farthest from the middle of something

extricate |ˈekstrɪkeɪt| — release from entanglement of difficulty

extrication |ˌekstrɪˈkeɪʃən| — the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

extrinsic |eksˈtrɪnsɪk| — not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

extrinsical |eksˈtrɪnsɪkəl| — (rare) Extrinsic.

extrinsically |ekˈstrɪnsɪkəlɪ| — In an extrinsic manner

extroversion |ˌekstrəˈvɜːʃən| — (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self

extrovert |ˈekstrəvɜːrt| — (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings

extroverted |ˈekstrəvɜːrtɪd| — at ease in talking to others

extrude |ɪkˈstruːd| — form or shape by forcing through an opening

extrusion |ɪkˈstruːʒən| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

extrusive |ɪkˈstruːsɪv| — of rock material; forced out while molten through cracks in the earth's surface

exuberance |ɪɡˈzuːbərəns| — joyful enthusiasm

exuberancy |ɪɡˈzjuːbərənsɪ| — Archaic form of exuberance.

exuberant |ɪɡˈzuːbərənt| — joyously unrestrained

exuberate |ɪɡˈzuːbəˌreɪt| — to express great joy

exudation |ˌeksjʊˈdeɪʃən| — a substance that oozes out from plant pores

exude |ɪɡˈzuːd| — release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

exult |ɪɡˈzʌlt| — feel extreme happiness or elation

exultance  — exultation

exultancy |ɪɡˈzʌltnsiː| — exultance, exultation

exultant |ɪɡˈzʌltənt| — joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

exultation |ˌeɡzʌlˈteɪʃn| — a feeling of extreme joy

exurban  — Of, pertaining to, or residing in an exurb

exuviae |ɪɡˈzuːviːˌiː| — cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis

exuviate |ɪɡˈzuːviːˌeɪt| — cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

exuviation |ɪɡˌzjuːvɪˈeɪʃən| — The act of exuviating.

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