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EXPLICIT, eks'plis-it, _n._ a term formerly put at the end of a book, indicating that it is finished. [Contr. from L. _explicitus_ est liber, the book is unrolled.]

EXPLODE, eks-pl[=o]d', _v.t._ to cry down, as an actor: to bring into disrepute, and reject: to cause to blow up.--_v.i._ to burst with a loud report: to burst into laughter.--_p.adj._ EXPL[=O]'DED, rejected, discarded.--_n._ EXPL[=O]'SION, act of exploding: a sudden violent burst with a loud report: a breaking out of feelings, &c.--_adj._ EXPL[=O]'SIVE, liable to or causing explosion: bursting out with violence and noise.--_n._ something that will explode.--_adv._ EXPL[=O]'SIVELY.--_n._ EXPL[=O]'SIVENESS. [L. _explod[)e]re_, _explosum_--_ex_, out, _plaud[)e]re_, to clap the hands.]

EXPLOIT, eks-ploit', _n._ a deed or achievement, esp. an heroic one: a feat.--_v.t._ to work up: to utilise for one's own ends.--_adj._ EXPLOIT'ABLE.--_ns._ EXPLOIT'AGE, EXPLOIT[=A]'TION, the act of successfully applying industry to any object, as the working of mines, &c.: the act of using for selfish purposes. [O. Fr. _exploit_--L. _explicitum_, ended.]

EXPLORE, eks-pl[=o]r', _v.t._ to search for the purpose of discovery: to examine thoroughly.--_n._ EXPLOR[=A]'TION, act of searching thoroughly.--_adjs._ EXPLOR'ATIVE, EXPLOR'ATORY, serving to explore: searching out.--_n._ EXPLOR'ER, one who explores.--_p.adj._ EXPLOR'ING, employed in or intended for exploration. [Fr.,--L. _explor[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to search out--prob. from _ex_, out, _plor[=a]re_, to make to flow.]

EXPONENT, eks-p[=o]'nent, _n._ he who, or that which, points out, or represents: (_alg._) a figure which shows how often a quantity is to be multiplied by itself, as _a_^3: an index: an example, illustration.--_adj._ EXPONEN'TIAL (_alg._), pertaining to or involving exponents.--_n._ an exponential function.--EXPONENTIAL CURVE, a curve expressed by an exponential equation; EXPONENTIAL EQUATION, one in which the _x_ or _y_ occurs in the exponent of one or more terms, as 5^{_x_} = 800; EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION, a quantity with a variable exponent; EXPONENTIAL SERIES, a series in which exponential quantities are developed; EXPONENTIAL THEOREM gives a value of any number in terms of its natural logarithm, and from it can at once be derived a series determining the logarithm. [L. _exponens_--_ex_, out, _pon[)e]re_, to place.]

EXPONIBLE, eks-p[=o]'ni-bl, _adj._ able to be, or requiring to be, explained.

EXPORT, eks-p[=o]rt', _v.t._ to carry or send out of a country, as goods in commerce.--_n._ EX'PORT, act of exporting: that which is exported: a commodity which is or may be sent from one country to another, in traffic.--_adj._ EXPORT'ABLE, that may be exported.--_ns._ EXPORT[=A]'TION, act of exporting, or of conveying goods from one country to another; EXPORT'ER, the person who exports, or who ships goods to a foreign or distant country for sale--opp. to _Importer_. [L. _export[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, out of, _port[=a]re_, to carry.]

EXPOSE, eks-p[=o]z', _v.t._ to lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to abandon (an infant): to explain: to make liable to: to disclose: to show up.--_ns._ EXPOSe (eks-p[=o]-z[=a]'), an exposing: a shameful showing up: a formal recital or exposition; EXPOS'EDNESS, the act of exposing: the state of being exposed; EXPOS'ER; EXPOSI'TION, act of exposing: a setting out to public view: the abandonment of a child: a public exhibition: act of expounding, or laying open of the meaning of an author: explanation: commentary.--_adj._ EXPOS'ITIVE, serving to expose or explain: explanatory: exegetical.--_n._ EXPOS'ITOR, one who, or that which, expounds: an interpreter:--_fem._ EXPOS'ITRESS.--_adj._ EXPOS'ITORY, serving to explain: explanatory.--_n._ EXP[=O]'SURE (_Shak._, EXPOS'TURE), act of laying open or bare: act of showing up an evil: state of being laid bare: openness to danger: position with regard to the sun, influence of climate, &c. [Fr. _exposer_--L.

_expon[)e]re_, to expose.]

EXPOSTULATE, eks-post'[=u]-l[=a]t, _v.i._ to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct: to remonstrate: (_Shak._) to discuss: (_Milt._) to claim.--_n._ EXPOSTUL[=A]'TION, act of expostulating, or reasoning earnestly with a person against his conduct: remonstrance.--_adjs._ EXPOST'ULATIVE, EXPOST'ULATORY, containing expostulation.--_n._ EXPOST'ULATOR. [L. _expostul[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, inten., _postul[=a]re_, to demand.]

EXPOUND, eks-pownd', _v.t._ to expose, or lay open the meaning of: to explain: to interpret: to explain in a certain way.--_n._ EXPOUND'ER, one who expounds: an interpreter. [O. Fr. _espondre_--L. _expon[)e]re_--_ex_, out, _pon[)e]re_, to place.]

EXPRESS, eks-pres', _v.t._ to press or force out: to emit: to represent or make known by a likeness or by words: to declare, reveal: to out into words: to state plainly: to designate.--_adj._ pressed or clearly brought out: exactly representing: directly stated: explicit: clear: intended or sent for a particular purpose.--_adv._ with haste: specially: with an express train.--_n._ a messenger or conveyance sent on a special errand: a regular and quick conveyance: (_U.S._) a system organised for the speedy and safe transmission of parcels or merchandise.--_n._ EXPRESS'AGE, the system of carrying by express.--_adj._ EXPRESS'IBLE.--_ns._ EXPRES'SION, act of expressing or forcing out by pressure: act of representing or giving utterance to: faithful and vivid representation by language, art, the features, &c.: that which is expressed: look: feature: the manner in which anything is expressed: tone of voice or sound in music.--_adjs._ EXPRES'SIONAL, of or pertaining to expression; EXPRES'SIONLESS.--_n._ EXPRES'SION-STOP, a stop in a harmonium, by which the performer can regulate the air to produce expression.--_adj._ EXPRES'SIVE, serving to express or indicate: full of expression: vividly representing: emphatic: significant.--_adv._ EXPRES'SIVELY.--_n._ EXPRES'SIVENESS.--_adv._ EXPRESS'LY.--_ns._ EXPRESS'-R[=I]'FLE, a modern sporting rifle for large game at short range, with heavy charge of powder and light bullet; EXPRESS'-TRAIN, a railway-train at high speed and with few stops; EXPRES'SURE, the act of expressing: (_Shak._) expression. [O. Fr.

_expresser_--L. _ex_, out, _press[=a]re_, freq. of _prem[)e]re_, _pressum_, to press.]

EXPROMISSION, eks-pr[=o]-mish'un, _n._ the intervention of a new debtor, substituted for the former one, who is consequently discharged by the creditor.--_n._ EXPROMIS'SOR.

EXPROPRIATE, eks-pr[=o]'pri-[=a]t, _v.t._ to dispossess.--_n._ EXPROPRI[=A]'TION. [L. _expropri[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, out, _proprium_, property.]

EXPUGNABLE, eks-pug'na-bl, or eks-p[=u]'-, _adj._ (_rare_) capable of being stormed.--_v.t._ EXP[=U]GN', to overcome.--_n._ EXPUGN[=A]'TION. [Fr.,--L.


EXPULSION, eks-pul'shun, _n._ the act of expelling: banishment.--_v.t._ EXPULSE' (_obs._), to expel forcibly, eject.--_adj._ EXPUL'SIVE, able or serving to expel. [L. _expulsio_. See EXPEL.]

EXPUNGE, eks-punj', _v.t._ to wipe out: to efface.--_n._ EXPUNC'TION. [L.

_expung[)e]re_, to prick out, erase--_ex_, out, _pung[)e]re_, to prick.]

EXPURGATE, eks'pur-g[=a]t, or eks-pur'-, _v.t._ to purge out or render pure: to purify from anything noxious or erroneous.--_ns._ EXPURG[=A]'TION, act of expurgating or purifying: the removal of anything hurtful or evil: exculpation; EXPURGATOR (eks'pur-g[=a]-tor, or eks-pur'ga-tor), one who expurgates or purifies.--_adjs._ EXPURGAT[=O]'RIAL, EXPUR'GATORY, tending to expurgate or purify.--_v.t._ EXPURGE', to purify, expurgate. [L.

_expurg[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, out, _purg[=a]re_, to purge.]

EXQUISITE, eks'kwi-zit, _adj._ of superior quality: excellent: of delicate perception or close discrimination: not easily satisfied: fastidious: exceeding, extreme, as pain or pleasure.--_n._ one exquisitely nice or refined in dress: a fop.--_adv._ EX'QUISITELY.--_n._ EX'QUISITENESS. [L.

_exquisitus_--_ex_, out, _quaer[)e]re_, _quaesitum_, to seek.]

EXSANGUINOUS, eks-sang'gwin-us, _adj._ without blood: anaemic--also EXSANG'UINE, -D, EXSANGUIN'EOUS.--_n._ EXSANGUIN'ITY. [L. _ex_, neg., _sanguis_, blood.]

EXSCIND, ek-sind', _v.t._ to cut off. [L. _ex_, off, _scind[)e]re_, to cut.]

EXSECT, ek-sekt', _v.t._ to cut out.--_n._ EXSEC'TION. [L. _ex_, out, _sec[=a]re_, to cut.]

EXSERT, eks-sert', _v.t._ to protrude.--_p.adj._ EXSERT'ED, projecting.--_adj._ EXSER'TILE.--_n._ EXSER'TION.

EXSICCATE, ek'si-k[=a]t, or ek-sik'-, _v.t._ to dry up.--_adj._ EXSICC'ANT.--_n._ EXSICC[=A]'TION.--_adj._ EXSICC'ATIVE.--_n._ EX'SICC[=A]TOR. [L. _exsicc[=a]re_--_ex-_, _siccus_, dry.]

EXSPUTORY, ek-sp[=u]'t[=o]-ri, _adj._ that is spit out or rejected. [L.

_expu[)e]re_, _exsputum_, to spit out.]

EXSTIPULATE, ek-stip'[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) without stipules.

EXSUCCOUS, eks-suk'us, _adj._ destitute of sap.

EXSUFFLICATE, eks-suf'fli-k[=a]t, _adj._ (_Shak._) puffed out, contemptible, abominable.--_v.t._ EXSUF'FL[=A]TE, to exorcise. [Prob. from L. _ex_, out, and _suffl[=a]re_, to blow out--_sub_, under, _fl[=a]re_, to blow.]

EXTANT, eks'tant, _adj._ standing out, or above the rest: still standing or existing. [L. _extans_, _antis_--_ex_, out, _st[=a]re_, to stand.]


EXTEMPORE, eks-tem'po-re, _adv._ on the spur of the moment: without preparation: suddenly.--_adj._ sudden: rising at the moment: of a speech delivered without help of manuscript.--_adjs._ EXTEM'PORAL, EXTEMPOR[=A]'NEOUS, EXTEM'PORARY, done on the spur of the moment: hastily prepared: speaking extempore: done without preparation: off-hand.--_advs._ EXTEMPOR[=A]'NEOUSLY; EXTEM'PORARILY.--_ns._ EXTEM'PORINESS; EXTEMPORIS[=A]'TION, the act of speaking extempore.--_v.i._ EXTEM'PORISE, to speak extempore or without previous preparation: to discourse without notes: to speak off-hand. [L. _ex_, out of, _tempus_, _temporis_, time.]

EXTEND, eks-tend', _v.t._ to stretch out: to prolong in any direction: to enlarge, expand: to widen: to hold out: to bestow or impart: (_law_) to seize: to make a valuation of property by the oath of a jury.--_v.i._ to stretch: to be continued in length or breadth.--_adj._ EXTEND'ANT (_her._), displayed.--_adv._ EXTEND'EDLY.--_adjs._ EXTEND'IBLE; EXTENSE' (_obs._), extensive.--_n._ EXTENSIBIL'ITY.--_adjs._ EXTENS'IBLE, EXTENS'ILE, that may be extended.--EXTEN'SION, a stretching out, prolongation, or enlargement: that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space: (_logic_) a term, opposed to _Intension_, referring to the extent of the application of a term or the number of objects included under it (UNIVERSITY EXTENSION, the enlargement of the aim of a university, in providing instruction for those unable to become regular students).--_adj._ EXTEN'SIONAL.--_ns._ EXTEN'SIONIST; EXTEN'SITY, sensation from which perception of extension is derived.--_adj._ EXTENS'IVE, large: comprehensive.--_adv._ EXTENS'IVELY.--_ns._ EXTENS'IVENESS; EXTEN'SOR, a muscle which extends or straightens any part of the body; EXTENT', the space or degree to which a thing is extended: bulk: compass: scope: the valuation of property: (_law_) a writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown: (_Shak._) seizure, attack: (_Shak._) maintenance: (_Shak._) behaviour.--_adj._ stretched out. [L.

_extend[)e]re_, _extentum_, or _extensum_--_ex_, out, _tend[)e]re_, to stretch.]

EXTENUATE, eks-ten'[=u]-[=a]t, _v.t._ to lessen: to underrate: to weaken the force of: to palliate.--_p.adj._ EXTEN'UATING, palliating.--_adv._ EXTEN'UATINGLY.--_n._ EXTENU[=A]'TION, act of representing anything as less wrong or criminal than it is: palliation: mitigation.--_adjs._ EXTEN'UATIVE, EXTEN'UATORY, tending to extenuate: palliative.--_n._ EXTEN'UATOR. [L. _extenu[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, inten., _tenuis_, thin.]

EXTERIOR, eks-t[=e]'ri-or, _adj._ outer: outward, external: on or from the outside: foreign.--_n._ outward part or surface: outward form or deportment: appearance.--_n._ EXTERIOR'ITY.--_adv._ EXT[=E]'RIORLY, outwardly. [L. _exterior_, comp. of _exter_, outward--_ex_, out.]

EXTERMINATE, eks-t[.e]r'mi-n[=a]t, _v.t._ to destroy utterly: to put an end to: to root out.--_adj._ EXTER'MINABLE, that can be exterminated: used in the sense of 'illimitable' by Shelley.--_n._ EXTERMIN[=A]'TION, complete destruction or extirpation.--_adjs._ EXTER'MIN[=A]TIVE, EXTER'MIN[=A]TORY, serving or tending to exterminate.--_n._ EXTER'MIN[=A]TOR.--_v.t._ EXTER'MINE (_Shak._), to exterminate. [L. _extermin[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, out of, _terminus_.]

EXTERNAL, eks-t[.e]r'nal, _adj._ exterior: lying outside: outward: belonging to the world of outward things: that may be seen: not innate or intrinsic: accidental: foreign.--_n._ exterior: (_pl._) the outward parts: outward or non-essential forms and ceremonies.--_n._ EXT[=E]'RIOR, an exterior thing, the outside.--_adj._ EXTERN', external, outward.--_n._ a day-scholar.--_n._ EXTERNALIS[=A]'TION.--_v.t._ EXTER'NALISE, to give form to.--_ns._ EXTER'NALISM, undue regard to mere externals or non-essential outward forms, esp. of religion; EXTERNAL'ITY, external character: superficiality: undue regard to externals.--_adv._ EXTER'NALLY.--_n._ EXTER'NAT, a day-school. [L. _externus_--_exter_.]

EXTERRANEOUS, eks-ter-r[=a]'ne-us, _adj._ belonging to or coming from abroad, foreign.--_adjs._ EXTERRIT[=O]'RIAL, EXTRATERRIT[=O]'RIAL, exempt from territorial jurisdiction. [L. _exterraneus_--_ex_, out of, _terra_, the earth.]

EXTERSION, eks-ter'shun, _n._ the act of rubbing out.

EXTINCT, eks-tingkt', _adj._ put out: extinguished: no longer existing: dead.--_adj._ EXTINCT'ED, extinguished.--_ns._ EXTINCTEUR (eks-tang'tur, eks-tingk'tur--see EXTINGUISHER); EXTINC'TION, a quenching or destroying: destruction: suppression.--_adj._ EXTINCT'IVE, tending to extinguish.--_n._ EXTINCT'URE (_Shak._), extinction.

EXTINE, eks'tin, _n._ (_bot._) the outer coat of the pollen-grain or of a spore.

EXTINGUISH, eks-ting'gwish, _v.t._ to quench: to destroy, annihilate: to obscure by superior splendour.--_v.i._ to die out.--_adj._ EXTING'UISHABLE.--_ns._ EXTING'UISHER, one who, or that which, extinguishes: a small hollow conical instrument for putting out a candle--also in Fr. form EXTINCTEUR; EXTING'UISHMENT, the act of extinguishing: (_law_) putting an end to a right by consolidation or union.

[L. _extingu[)e]re_, _extinctum_--_ex_, out, _stingu[)e]re_, to quench.]

EXTIRPATE, eks't[.e]r-p[=a]t, _v.t._ to root out: to destroy totally: to exterminate--(_obs._) EXTIRP'.--_adj._ EXTIRP'ABLE.--_ns._ EXTIRP[=A]'TION, extermination: total destruction; EXTIRP'ATOR.--_adj._ EXTIRP'ATORY. [L.

_exstirp[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_ex_, out, and _stirps_, a root.]

EXTOL, eks-tol', _v.t._ to magnify: to praise:--_pr.p._ extolling; _pa.p._ extolled'.--_n._ EXTOL'MENT, the act of extolling: the state of being extolled. [L. _extoll[)e]re_--_ex_, up, _toll[)e]re_, to lift or raise.]

EXTORT, eks-tort', _v.t._ to gain or draw from by compulsion or violence.--_p.adj._ wrongfully obtained.--_adj._ EXTORS'IVE, serving or tending to extort.--_adv._ EXTORS'IVELY.--_n._ EXTOR'TION, illegal or oppressive exaction: that which is extorted.--_adjs._ EXTOR'TIONARY, pertaining to or implying extortion; EXTOR'TION[=A]TE, oppressive.--_ns._ EXTOR'TIONER, one who practises extortion; EXTOR'TIONIST.--_adj._ EXTOR'TIONOUS. [L. _extorqu[=e]re_, _extortum_--_ex_, out, _torqu[=e]re_, to twist.]

EXTRA, eks'tra, _adj._ beyond or more than the usual or the necessary: extraordinary: additional.--_adv._ unusually.--_n._ what is extra or additional, as an item above and beyond the ordinary school curriculum: something over and above the usual course or charge in a bill, &c.: a special edition of a newspaper containing later news, &c.--_adjs._ EX'TRA-CONDENSED' (_print._), extremely narrow in proportion to the height; EX'TRA-CON'STELLARY, outside of the constellations; EXTRAD[=O]'TAL, not forming part of the dowry; EX'TRA-FOLI[=A]'CEOUS (_bot._), situated outside of or away from the leaves; EX'TRA-FOR[=A]'NEOUS, outdoor; EX'TRA-JUDI'CIAL, out of the proper court, or beyond the usual course of legal proceeding.--_adv._ EX'TRA-JUDI'CIALLY.--_adjs._ EX'TRA-LIM'ITAL, not found within a given faunal area: lying outside a prescribed area--also EXTRALIM'ITARY; EX'TRA-MUN'DANE, beyond the material world; EX'TRA-M[=U]'RAL, without or beyond the walls; EX'TRA-OFFI'CIAL, not being within official rights, &c.; EX'TRA-PAR[=O]'CHIAL, beyond the limits of a parish; EX'TRA-PHYS'ICAL, not subject to physical laws; EX'TRA-PROFES'SIONAL, outside the usual limits of professional duty; EXTR'A-PRO'VINCIAL, outside the limits of a particular province; EX'TRA-REG'ULAR, unlimited by rules; EX'TRA-S[=O]'LAR, beyond the solar system; EX'TRA-TROP'ICAL, situated outside the tropics; EX'TRA-[=U]'TERINE, situated outside the uterus; EXTRAVAS'CULAR, situated outside of the vascular system. [Perh. a contraction for _extraordinary_.]

EXTRACT, eks-trakt', _v.t._ to draw out by force or otherwise: to choose out or select: to find out: to distil.--_n._ EX'TRACT, anything drawn from a substance by heat, distillation, &c., as an essence: a passage taken from a book or writing.--_adjs._ EXTRACT'ABLE, EXTRACT'IBLE; EXTRACT'IFORM.--_n._ EXTRAC'TION, act of extracting: derivation from a stock or family: birth: lineage: that which is extracted.--_adj._ EXTRACT'IVE, tending or serving to extract.--_n._ an extract.--_n._ EXTRACT'OR, he who, or that which, extracts.--EXTRACT THE ROOT OF A QUANTITY, to find its root by a mathematical process; EXTRACTIVE MATTER, the soluble portions of any drug. [L. _extrah[)e]re_, _extractum_--_ex_, out, _trah[)e]re_, to draw.]

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