defecation

noun def·e·ca·tion \ ˌde-fi-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of defecation

1 : the discharge of solid waste from the anus : the act or process of defecating
  • To meet the clinical definition of IBS [irritable bowel syndrome], you must have had 12 weeks … of abdominal pain or discomfort within the past year, associated with relief with defecation and a change in the form or frequency of stool.
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2 : feces, excrement
  • At first it was believable because, as Gov. Mario Cuomo said at the outset, "She's covered with defecation, her hair is shorn … "
  • —Ellen Goodman
  • William Allen Livingston lost several ounces of urine and defecation when the fusillade of .38 caliber and .00 buckshot devastated him …
  • —Joseph Wambaugh

First Known Use of defecation

1825

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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defecation

noun def·e·ca·tion
variants: or chiefly British defaecation play \ˌdef-i-ˈkā-shən\

medical Definition of defecation

: discharge of feces

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