Recent Examples of defecate from the Web
On Aug. 19, 2015, a woman called Jackson police about a dog that was defecating on open lots in the neighborhood, attracting mice to her home.
A certain photo shoot with a chicken that defecated all over the studio — then took out a few studio lights — comes to mind.
Jeffrey would urinate and defecate on himself while passed out, but Daniel refused to leave his father in that condition.
Some 60 percent of India’s 1.25 billion people still defecate in the open.
Detainees have reported that the prisons are dismal, with detainees forced to sleep on dirty concrete floors and sometimes defecate in plastic bags.
That ideal doesn't fit so well perhaps with them sitting out in the stable to defecate along with the animals.
More than 60 percent of the country’s 1.3 billion people still defecate in the open, and dysentery kills hundreds of millions of children every year.
Many animals eat the seeds of plants and then defecate them at another location.
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Origin and Etymology of defecate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of defecate for English Language Learners
: to pass solid waste from the body
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