expulsive

adjective

ex·​pul·​sive ik-ˈspəl-siv How to pronounce expulsive (audio)
1
: serving to expel
expulsive efforts during labor
2
: characterized by concern with the elimination of feces
there are two anal phases—the earlier expulsive and the later retentiveG. S. Blum
expulsion noun

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“Expulsive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/expulsive. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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