excrement

noun
ex·​cre·​ment | \ ˈek-skrə-mənt How to pronounce excrement (audio) \

Definition of excrement

: waste matter discharged from the body especially : feces

Other Words from excrement

excremental \ ˌek-​skrə-​ˈmen-​tᵊl How to pronounce excrement (audio) \ adjective
excrementitious \ ˌek-​skrə-​ˌmen-​ˈti-​shəs How to pronounce excrement (audio) , -​mən-​ \ adjective

Examples of excrement in a Sentence

an ordinance that requires dog walkers to remove their animal's excrement from city streets
Recent Examples on the Web Turner was a co-chair of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, and famously compared supporting Biden to eating a bowl of excrement. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 2 May 2022 Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in the Tenderloin district last December, after it became littered with human excrement and used syringes. The Week Staff, The Week, 1 May 2022 New York inhabitants alone produce about 8 million pounds of excrement a day. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Many of the dogs were kept in kennels that provided no relief from piles of excrement, and seemed thrilled to have attention when seized, officials said in a news release. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Apr. 2022 In January, a woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway car, and last week, a man attacked a woman with human excrement. NBC News, 2 Mar. 2022 The Western world needs to get over its queasiness about human excrement, says the author, who grew up in rural Russia, where there was an earthy appreciation of feces as fertilizer. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Human excrement piled up in buckets and on the floor. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2022 He was hit by a battery in a stadium in Costa Rica, by a baseball in Panama and with a bag of excrement in Mexico. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of excrement

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for excrement

Latin excrementum, from excernere

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15 May 2022

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excrement

noun
ex·​cre·​ment | \ ˈek-skrə-mənt How to pronounce excrement (audio) \

Medical Definition of excrement

: waste matter discharged from the body especially : feces

Other Words from excrement

excremental \ ˌek-​skrə-​ˈment-​ᵊl How to pronounce excrement (audio) \ adjective
excrementitious \ -​ˌmen-​ˈtish-​əs How to pronounce excrement (audio) \ adjective

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