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excess

1. Chem a quantity of a reagent that is greater than the quantity required to complete a reaction
2. Commerce payable as a result of previous underpayment
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"Using a comparison site like GoCompare enables you to clearly see the excesses you will pay and edit quotes to see how different voluntary excess levels could impact the premium - helping you get the cover you need at the right price."
While prices haven't shot up like car insurance, which has seen an 11% increase over the past year, the excesses - the first part of any claim that customers pay - are rising.
Holidaymakers have been urged to check if their insurance policy charges them multiple excesses if they make a claim.
The population-mixing hypothesis was generated by the observation of excesses of childhood leukemia in two remote and isolated areas in Great Britain that had experienced influxes of significant numbers of workers as a result of the construction and operation of two large nuclear facilities (Kinlen 1988).