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 for Expressing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Express \Ex*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expressed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Expressing.] [Cf. OF. espresser, expresser, L.
     exprimere, expressum. See Express, a.; cf. Sprain.]
     1. To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of
        grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
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              All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              And th'idle breath all utterly expressed. --Spenser.
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              Halters and racks can not express from thee
              More than by deeds.                   --B. Jonson.
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     2. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or
        likeness; to represent; to resemble.
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              Each skillful artist shall express thy form. --E.
                                                    Smith.
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              So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To give a true impression of; to represent and make known;
        to manifest plainly; to show in general; to exhibit, as an
        opinion or feeling, by a look, gesture, and esp. by
        language; to declare; to utter; to tell.
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              My words express my purpose.          --Shak.
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              They expressed in their lives those excellent
              doctrines of morality.                --Addison.
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     4. To make known the opinions or feelings of; to declare what
        is in the mind of; to show (one's self); to cause to
        appear; -- used reflexively.
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              Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation
              against me, one evening.              --Pope.
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     5. To denote; to designate.
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              Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed
              by their names.                       --Num. i. 17.
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     6. To send by express messenger; to forward by special
        opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to
        express a package.
  
     7. (Genetics) to produce products that cause the appearance
        of the corresponding phenotype; -- of a gene or of an
        organism with a specific gene; as, to express the
        beta-galactosidase gene,
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     Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.
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