UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈɛksɛs/ /ɪkˈsɛs/, adjective: /ˈɛksɛs/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛksɛs/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. ik ses, ekses; adj., v. ekses, ik ses)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [weight, baggage, water, food] excess
  2. an excess of [twelve pounds, hundreds of dollars]
  3. [lose, shed, remove, trim] fat excess
  4. has an excess of [weight, enthusiasm]
  5. has been [smoking, drinking, eating] in excess
  6. has been [smoking] to excess
  7. [talked, explained, demonstrated] to excess
  8. filled the [tank, pool, container] to excess
  9. [mirrors, represents, highlights] the excess of the media
  10. bordering on excess
  11. was in excess of our [expectations, budget]
  12. his [strength, knowledge, speed] is in excess of mine
  13. [driving, traveling] in excess of [65 mph, the speed limit]
  14. in excess of [$40]
  1. have an excess amount of
  2. an excess [sum, level, quantity] (of)
  3. have (no) excess [inventory, stock]
  4. excess water in the [basement, sink]
  5. the excess water is coming from
  6. have excess capacity to [make, handle, serve, fill]
  7. excess baggage [fees, charges]
  8. pay for excess baggage
  9. [shed, lose] your excess weight
  10. excess body fat
  11. [trim, cut, file] off the excess [fat, edge]
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