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Pronunciation:  ik'streyneeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
  2. [adj]  not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
  3. [adj]  not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
  4. [adj]  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

EXTRANEOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: adulterant, adulterating, external, extrinsic, foreign, immaterial, impertinent, irrelevant, outside



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*tra"ne*ous\, a. [L. extraneus, from extra. See
{Extra-}, {Strange}.]
Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or
beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign; as, to
separate gold from extraneous matter.

      Nothing is admitted extraneous from the indictment.
-- {Ex*tra"ne*ous*ly}, adv.

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