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British pronunciation/ɛksˈɛsɪv/
American pronunciation/ɪkˈsɛsɪv/

beyond what is considered normal or socially acceptable

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unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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1Excessive fat in the body can increase the risk of certain health conditions.
2The country's excessive military spending has fouled its own nest by bankrupting the economy and leaving little funds for infrastructure and social programs.
3Excessive use of pesticides can breed resistance in pests, making them harder to control in the future.
4Mark's excessive motion sickness during the roller coaster ride forced him to take a break and drive the porcelain bus in the nearby restroom.
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