英 [ɪk'skres(ə)ns; eks-]
ex-, 向外。-cre, 生长，创造，词源同create, crescent. 即多长出来的。
- excrescence (n.)
- early 15c., "action of growing out," from Latin excrescentia (plural) "abnormal growths," from excrescentem (nominative excrescens), present participle of excrescere "grow out, grow up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Meaning "that which grows out abnormally" (on a living thing) is from 1570s (excrescency in this sense is 1540s).
- 1. The trade union block vote is an excrescence on democracy.
- 2. In my opinion, the new museum extension is an excrescence.
- 依我的观点, 这座新博物馆扩建的部分是个累赘.
- 3. The house is a mere unsightly excrescence in the landscape.
- 4. Independent agencies were an excrescence on the Constitution ( Los Angeles Times )
- 独立的代理处是宪法不需要的东西 ( 洛杉矶时报 )
- 5. The new office block is an excrescence on the landscape.
[ excrescence 造句 ]