Recent Examples of defecate from the Web
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.
A flock of geese defecated on the 11 adults and six children, which prompted a response from a hazardous materials team, according to NBC Los Angeles.
Also, in the closing moments of Game 3 when Kevin Durant buried a go-ahead 3-pointer, Stephen Curry celebrated by popping a momentary squat -- which some have interpreted as Curry pretending to defecate on the Cavs' court.
Authorities said Orville Van Pence, 39, who smelled strongly of alcohol, also threatened to defecate in a police car, the story said.
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Origin and Etymology of defecate
Latin defaecatus, past participle of defaecare, from de- + faec-, faex dregs, lees
First Known Use: 1575See Words from the same year
DEFECATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defecate for English Language Learners
: to pass solid waste from the body
Medical Definition of defecate
transitive verb: to discharge from the anus
intransitive verb: to discharge feces from the bowels
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