Redundant

Re*dun"dant

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