variants or less commonly defoedation
plural -s

Word History


Middle French, from Late Latin defoedatus (past participle of defoedare to pollute, from Latin de- + foedare to make ugly or filthy, from foedus ugly, filthy) + Middle French -ion

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“Defedation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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