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Redundant

redundant
1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh. (Arbuthnot)
2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched. (I. Watts)
Synonym: Superfluous, superabundant, excessive, exuberant, overflowing, plentiful, copious.
Origin: L. Redundans, -antis, p. Pr. Of redundare: cf. F. Redondant. See Redound.


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