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defecate

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verb def·e·cate \ˈde-fi-ˌkāt\

Simple Definition of defecate

  • : to pass solid waste from the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of defecate

defecateddefecating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to free from impurity or corruption

  3. 2 :  to discharge from the anus

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to discharge feces from the bowels

defecation play \ˌde-fi-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin of defecate

Latin defaecatus, past participle of defaecare, from de- + faec-, faex dregs, lees


First Known Use: 1575

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Medical Dictionary

defecate

verb def·e·cate

Medical Definition of defecate

defecated; defecating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to discharge from the anus

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to discharge feces from the bowels



Variants of defecate

or chiefly British defaecate \ˈdef-i-ˌkāt\play

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