- Present participle of excrete.
Variant of excrete
intransitive verbexcreted, excreting
- to separate (waste matter) from the blood or tissue and eliminate from the body, as through the kidneys or sweat glands
- Bot. to eliminate (waste matter) from the cells
Origin of excrete; from Classical Latin excretus, past participle of excernere, to sift out ; from ex-, out of + cernere, to sift: see harvest