Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Ex-official adjective Proceeding from office or authority.
[ Greek ... belonging to departure. See Exodus
.] (Physiol.) Conducting influences from the spinal cord outward; -- said of the motor or efferent nerves. Opposed to esodic .
[ Latin ] See Exode .
[ Latin , the book of Exodus, Greek ... a going or marching out; ... out + ... way, confer Skr
to approach.] 1. A going out; particularly (the Exodus), the going out or journey of the Israelites from Egypt under the conduct of Moses; and hence, any large migration from a place. 2. The second of the Old Testament, which contains the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
Exody noun Exodus; withdrawal.
The time of the Jewish exody . Sir M. Hale.
Exogamous adjective [ Exo- + Greek ... marriage.] Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to endogenous .
Exogamy noun The custom, or tribal law, which prohibits marriage between members of the same tribe; marriage outside of the tribe; -- opposed to endogamy . Lubbock.
+ - gen
: confer French exogène
.] (Botany) A plant belonging to one of the greater part of the vegetable kingdom, and which the plants are characterized by having c wood bark, and pith, the wood forming a layer between the other two, and increasing, if at all, by the animal addition of a new layer to the outside next to the bark. The leaves are commonly netted-veined, and the number of cotyledons is two, or, very rarely, several in a whorl. Confer Endogen . Gray.
Exogenetic adjective (Biol.) Arising or growing from without; exogenous.
Exogenous adjective Exogenous aneurism (Medicine) , an aneurism which is produced by causes acting from without, as from injury.
1. (Botany) Pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; -- the opposite of endogenous . 2. (Biol.) Growing by addition to the exterior. 3. (Anat.) Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed to autogenous . Owen.
Exogyra noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... out, outside + ... circle.] (Paleon.) A genus of Cretaceous fossil shells allied to oysters.
Exolete adjective [ Latin exoletus , past participle of exolescere to grow out, grow out of use; ex out + olescere to grow.] Obsolete; out of use; state; insipid. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin exolutio
a release. See Exolve
.] See Exsolution .
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Exolve transitive verb [ Latin exolvere , exsolutum ; ex out + solvere .] To loose; to pay. [ Obsolete]
Exon noun [ New Latin , from English Exe (Celt. uisge water) the name of a river.] A native or inhabitant of Exeter, in England.
Exon noun [ French expect an under officer.] An officer of the Yeomen of the Guard; an Exempt. [ Eng.]
Exonerate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exonerated
; present participle & verbal noun Exonerating
.] [ Latin exoneratus
, past participle of exonerare
to free from a burden; ex
out, from onerare
to load, onus
load. See Onerous
.] 1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge.
All exonerate themselves into one common duct. Ray. 2. To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice. Burke. 3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail. Syn.
-- To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See Absolve
Exoneration noun [ Latin exoneratio : confer French Exonération .] The act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation; also, the state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
Exonerative adjective Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.
Exonerator noun [ Latin , an unloader.] One who exonerates or frees from obligation.
Exophthalmia noun [ Nl.,fr. Greek ... with prominent eyes; ... out + ... the eye.] (Medicine) The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.
Exophthalmic adjective Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia. Exophthalmic golter
. Same as Rasedow's disease .
Exophthalmos Ex`oph*thal"mus noun [ New Latin ] (Medicine) Same as Exophthalmia .
Exophthalmy noun (Medicine) Exophthalmia.
Exophyllous adjective [ Exo- + Greek ... .] (Botany) Not sheathed in another leaf.
+ Greek ... from, from ... to mold.] (Biol.) See Ectosarc , and Ectoplasm .
Exopodite noun [ Exo- + Greek ... , foot.] (Zoöl) The external branch of the appendages of Crustacea.
Exoptable adjective [ Latin exoptabilis .] Very desirable. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Exoptile noun [ French, from Greek ... without + ... feather, plumage.] (Botany) A name given by Lestiboudois to dicotyledons; -- so called because the plumule is naked.
[ Latin exorabilis
: confer French exorable
. See Exorate
.] Capable of being moved by entreaty; pitiful; tender. Milton.
Exorate transitive verb [ Latin exoratus , past participle of exorare to gain by entreaty; ex out, from + orare to pay.] To persuade, or to gain, by entreaty. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Exoration noun [ Latin exoratio .] Entreaty. [ R.] Beau. & Fl.
, noun A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of demands.
"A curb to your exorbitancies
The lamentable exorbitances of their superstitions. Bp. Hall.
[ Latin exorbitans
, present participle of exorbitare
to go out of the track; ex
out + orbita
track: confer French exorbitant
. See Orbit
.] 1. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.
Foul exorbitant desires. Milton. 2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
The Jews . . . [ were] inured with causes exorbitant , and such as their laws had not provided for. Hooker.
Exorbitantly adverb In an exorbitant, excessive, or irregular manner; enormously.
Exorbitate intransitive verb
[ Latin exorbitatus
, past participle of exorbitare
. See Exorbitant
.] To go out of the track; to deviate.
[ Obsolete] Bentley.
(ĕks"ŏr*sīz) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exorcised
(- sīzd); present participle & verbal noun Exorcising
(- sī`zĭng).] [ Latin exorcizare
, Greek 'exorki`zein
out + "orki`zein
to make one swear, bind by an oath, from "o`rkos
oath: confer French exorciser
.] 1. To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
He impudently excorciseth devils in the church. Prynne. 2. To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
Exorcise the beds and cross the walls. Dryden.
Mr. Spectator . . . do all you can to exorcise crowds who are . . . processed as I am. Spectator.
Exorciser (-sī`zẽr) noun An exorcist.
Exorcism (-sĭz'm) noun [ Latin exorcismus , Greek 'exorkizmo`s ; confer French exorcisme .]
1. The act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used. 2. Conjuration for raising spirits. [ R.] Shak.
[ Latin exorcista
, Greek 'exorkisth`s
: confer French exorciste
.] 1. One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
Certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists . Acts xix. 13. 2. A conjurer who can raise spirits.
Thou, like an exorcist , hast conjured up Shak.
My mortified spirit.
l) adjective Pertaining to the exordium of a discourse: introductory.
The exordial paragraph of the second epistle. I. Taylor.
(-ŭmz), Latin Exordia
(-ȧ). [ Latin from exordiri
to begin a web, lay a warp, begin; ex
out + ordiri
to begin a web, begin; akin to English order
. See Order
.] A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration.
of repentance." Jer. Taylor.
"Long prefaces and exordiums
. " Addison.
; plural Exorhizæ
(- zē). [ New Latin from Greek 'e`xw
outside + 'ri`za
root.] (Botany) A plant Whose radicle is not inclosed or sheathed by the cotyledons or plumule. Gray.
Exorhizal, Exorhizous adjective (Botany) Having a radicle which is not inclosed by the cotyledons or plumule; of or relating to an exorhiza.
[ Latin exornatio
, from exornare
. See Ornate
.] Ornament; decoration; embellishment.
Hyperbolical exornations . . . many much affect. Burton.
Exortive adjective [ Latin exortivus , from exortus a coming forth, rising; ex out + orivi to rise, come forth.] Rising; relating to the east. [ R.]
Exosculate transitive verb
[ Latin exosculatus
, past participle of exosculari
to kiss. See Osculate
.] To kiss; especially, to kiss repeatedly or fondly.
Exoskeletal adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the exoskeleton; as exoskeletal muscles.
Exoskeleton noun [ Exo- + skeleton ] (Anat.) The hardened parts of the external integument of an animal, including hair, feathers, nails, horns, scales, etc.,as well as the armor of armadillos and many reptiles, and the shells or hardened integument of numerous invertebrates; external skeleton; dermoskeleton.
: confer French ezosmose
.] (Physics) The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids through membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmose; -- opposed to endosmose . See Osmose .