defecate

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verb def·e·cate \ˈde-fi-ˌkāt\

Definition of defecate

defecated

defecating

  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 and Etymology of defecate

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


First Known Use: 1575


DEFECATE Defined for English Language Learners

defecate

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verb def·e·cate \ˈde-fi-ˌkāt\

Definition of defecate for English Language Learners

  • : to pass solid waste from the body


Medical Dictionary

defecate

verb def·e·cate

Medical Definition of defecate

defecated

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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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