Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin exquisitus
, past participle of exquirere
to search out; ex
out + quarere
to seek, search. See Quest
.] 1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
Plate of rare device, and jewels Shak.
Of reach and exquisite form.
I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough. Shak. 2. Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure. 3. Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
His books of Oriental languages, wherein he was exquisite . Fuller. Syn.
-- Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless; consummate; perfect.
Exquisite noun One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
Exquisitely adverb In an exquisite manner or degree; as, lace exquisitely wrought.
To a sensitive observer there was something exquisitely painful in it. Hawthorne.
Exquisiteness noun Quality of being exquisite.
Exquisitive adjective Eager to discover or learn; curious. [ Obsolete] Todd. -- Ex*quis"i*tive*ly , adverb [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.
Exsanguine adjective Bloodless. [ R.]
Exsanguineous adjective Destitute of blood; anæmic; exsanguious.
Exsanguinity noun (Medicine) Privation or destitution of blood; -- opposed to plethora . Dunglison.
[ Latin exsanguis
out + sanguis
, blood. Confer Exsanguineous
.] 1. Destitute of blood. Sir T. Browne. 2. (Zoology) Destitute of true, or red, blood, as insects.
Exscind transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exscinded
; present participle & verbal noun Exscinding
.] [ Latin exscindere
out, from + scindere
to cut.] To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate. Barrow.
The second presbytery of Philadelphia was also exscinded by that Assembly. Am. Cyc.
Exscribe transitive verb [ Latin excribere ; ex out, from + scribere to write.] To copy; to transcribe. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Exscript noun [ Latin exscriptus , past participle of exscribere .] A copy; a transcript. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Exscriptural adjective [ Prefix ex-+scriptural .] Not in accordance with the doctrines of Scripture; unscriptural.
Exscutellate adjective [ Prefix ex- + scutellate .] (Zoology) Without, or apparently without, a scutellum; -- said of certain insects.
Exsect transitive verb [ Latin exsectio .]
1. A cutting out or away. E. Darwin. 2. (Surg.) The removal by operation of a portion of a limb; particularly, the removal of a portion of a bone in the vicinity of a joint; the act or process of cutting out.
Exsert transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exserted
; present participle & verbal noun Exserting
.] [ See Exsert
.] To thrust out; to protrude; as, some worms are said to exsert the proboscis.
Exsert, Exserted adjective
[ Latin exsertus
, past participle of exserere
to stretch out or forth. See Exert
.] Standing out; projecting beyond some other part; as, exsert stamens.
A small portion of the basal edge of the shell exserted . D. H. Barnes.
Exsertile adjective (Biol.) Capable of being thrust out or protruded. J. Fleming.
[ Latin exsiccans
, present participle of exsiccare
. See Exsiccate
.] Having the quality of drying up; causing a drying up.
-- noun (Medicine) An exsiccant medicine.
Exsiccate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exsiccated
; present participle & verbal noun Exsiccating
.] [ Latin exsiccatus
, past participle of exsiccare
to dry up; ex
out + siccare
to make dry, siccus
dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T. Browne.
Exsiccation noun [ Latin exsiccatio : confer French exsiccation .] The act of operation of drying; evaporation or expulsion of moisture; state of being dried up; dryness. Sir T. Browne.
Exsiccative adjective Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.
Exsiccator noun (Chemistry) An apparatus for drying substances or preserving them from moisture; a desiccator; also, less frequently, an agent employed to absorb moisture, as calcium chloride, or concentrated sulphuric acid.
Exsiliency noun [ Latin exsiliens leaping out, present participle of exsilire ; ex out + salire to leap.] A leaping out. [ R.] Latham.
Exsolution noun [ Latin exsolutio a release.] Relaxation. [ R.] Richardson (Dict. ).
[ Latin exspoliatio
, from exspoliare
to spoil, to plunder; ex
out, from + spoliare
. See Spoliate
[ Obsolete or R.] Bp. Hall.
Exspuition noun [ Latin exspuitio ; ex out + spuere to spit: confer French exspuition .] A discharge of saliva by spitting. [ R.] E. Darwin.
Exsputory adjective Spit out, or as if spit out. " Exsputory lines." Cowper.
Exstipulate adjective [ Prefix ex- + stipulate .] (Botany) Having no stipules. Martyn.
Exstrophy noun [ Greek ... to turn inside out; ... = ... out + ... to turn.] (Medicine) The eversion or turning out of any organ, or of its inner surface; as, exstrophy of the eyelid or of the bladder.
Exsuccous adjective [ Latin exsuccus ; ex out + succus juice.] Destitute of juice; dry; sapless. Latham .
Exsuction noun [ Latin exsugere , exsuctum , to suck out; ex out + sugere to suck: confer French exsuccion .] The act of sucking out.
Exsudation noun Exudation.
Exsufflate transitive verb
[ Latin exsufflare
to blow at or upon; ex
out + sufflare
. See Sufflate
.] (Eccles.) To exorcise or renounce by blowing.
Exsufflation noun [ Confer Late Latin exsufflatio .]
1. A blast from beneath. [ Obsolete] Bacon. 2. (Eccles.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath. Jer. Taylor. 3. (Physiol.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.
Exsufflicate adjective Empty; frivolous.
[ A Shakespearean word only once used.
Such exsufflicate and blown surmises. Shak. (Oth. iii. 3, 182).
Exsuscitate transitive verb
[ Latin exsuscitatus
, past participle of exsuscitare
out + suscitare
. See Suscitate
.] To rouse; to excite.
[ Obsolete] Johnson.
Exsuscitation noun [ Latin exsuscitatio .] A stirring up; a rousing. [ Obsolete] Hallywell.
Extacy noun See Ecstasy .
[ Latin extantia
, a standing out, from exstans
, present participle See Extant
.] Outward existence.
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Extancy noun [ Latin extantia , exstantia .] The state of rising above others; a projection. Evelyn. Boyle.
[ Latin extans
, - antis
, or exstans
, present participle of extare
, to stand out or forth; ex
out + stare
to stand: confer French extant
. See Stand
.] 1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded.
That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums. Ray.
A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant . Bentley. 2. Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
Writings that were extant at that time. Sir M. Hale.
The extant portraits of this great man. I. Taylor. 3. Publicly known; conspicuous.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Extasy noun & transitive verb See Ecstasy , noun & transitive verb
Extatic adjective See Ecstatic , adjective
Extemporal adjective [ Latin extemporalis , from ex tempore .] Extemporaneous; unpremeditated. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson. -- Ex*tem"po*ral*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]
Extemporanean adjective Extemporaneous. [ Obs] Burton.
[ See Extempore
.] Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production.
Extemporarily adverb Extemporaneously.
1. Extemporaneous. "In extemporary prayer." Fuller. 2. Made for the occasion; for the time being. [ Obsolete] " Extemporary habitations." Maundrell.
[ Latin ex
out + tempus
, time. See Temporal
.] Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to write or speak extempore . Shak.
-- adjective Done or performed extempore.
-- noun Speaking or writing done extempore.
[ Obsolete] Bp. Fell.