defecate


def·e·cate

verb \ˈde-fi-ˌkāt\

: to pass solid waste from the body

def·e·cat·eddef·e·cat·ing

Full Definition of DEFECATE

transitive verb
1
:  to free from impurity or corruption
2
:  to discharge from the anus
intransitive verb
:  to discharge feces from the bowels
def·e·ca·tion \ˌde-fi-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin of DEFECATE

Latin defaecatus, past participle of defaecare, from de- + faec-, faex dregs, lees
First Known Use: 1575

Rhymes with DEFECATE

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def·e·cate

verb    (Medical Dictionary)
def·e·cat·eddef·e·cat·ing

Medical Definition of DEFECATE

transitive verb
: to discharge from the anus
intransitive verb
: to discharge feces from the bowels

Variants of DEFECATE

def·e·cate or chiefly British def·ae·cate \ˈdef-i-ˌkāt\

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