bowel movement

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bowel movement

1. The discharge of waste matter from the large intestine; defecation.
2. The waste matter discharged from the large intestine; feces.

bowel movement

1. (Physiology) the discharge of faeces; defecation
2. (Physiology) the waste matter discharged; faeces

bow′el move`ment

the evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
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Noun1.bowel movement - a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
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(ˈbauəl) noun
1. (usually in plural) the part of the digestive system below the stomach; the intestines. The surgeon removed part of her bowel.
2. (in plural) the inside of something, especially when deep. the bowels of the earth.
ˈbowel movement noun
an act of emptying the bowels.

bowel movement (BM)

n (act) defecación f (form), evacuación f (del intestino); (stool) heces fpl (form), popó (fam), caca (esp. ped, fam or vulg), deposición f (Esp, SA; form), evacuación f excremento; — — painful defecación or evacuación dolorosa, dolor cuando va al baño; to have a — — defecar (form), ir al baño, hacer del baño (Mex), dar del cuerpo (Carib), hacer del cuerpo (SA), hacer popó (fam), hacer caca (esp. ped, fam or vulg); When was the last time you had a bowel movement?..¿Cuándo fue la última vez que defecó (fue al baño, etc.)?
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