call of nature

noun phrase

Definition of call of nature

: the need to urinate or defecate

First Known Use of call of nature

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of call of nature was in 1741

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“Call of nature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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