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def·e·cate

 (dĕf′ĭ-kāt′)
v. def·e·cat·ed, def·e·cat·ing, def·e·cates
v.intr.
To void feces from the bowels.
v.tr.
1. To void (feces) from the bowels.
2. To remove impurities from (a liquid, such as fruit juice), especially in sugar refining.

[Latin dēfaecāre, to clean the dregs from : dē-, de- + faex, faec-, dregs.]

def′e·ca′tion n.
def′e·ca′tor n.

defecate

(ˈdɛfɪˌkeɪt) or

defaecate

vb
1. (Physiology) (intr) to discharge waste from the body through the anus
2. (Chemistry) (tr) to clarify or remove impurities from (a solution, esp of sugar)
[C16: from Latin dēfaecāre to cleanse from dregs, from de- + faex sediment, dregs]
ˌdefeˈcation, ˌdefaeˈcation n
ˈdefeˌcator, ˈdefaeˌcator n

def•e•cate

(ˈdɛf ɪˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.i.
1. to void excrement from the bowels through the anus.
v.t.
2. to clear of dregs, impurities, etc.; purify; refine.
3. to void (excrement) through the anus.
[1565–75; < Latin dēfaecātus, past participle of dēfaecāre to cleanse, refine =dē- de- + -faecāre, derivative of faex dregs]
def`e•ca′tion, n.

defecate


Past participle: defecated
Gerund: defecating

Imperative
defecate
defecate
Present
I defecate
you defecate
he/she/it defecates
we defecate
you defecate
they defecate
Preterite
I defecated
you defecated
he/she/it defecated
we defecated
you defecated
they defecated
Present Continuous
I am defecating
you are defecating
he/she/it is defecating
we are defecating
you are defecating
they are defecating
Present Perfect
I have defecated
you have defecated
he/she/it has defecated
we have defecated
you have defecated
they have defecated
Past Continuous
I was defecating
you were defecating
he/she/it was defecating
we were defecating
you were defecating
they were defecating
Past Perfect
I had defecated
you had defecated
he/she/it had defecated
we had defecated
you had defecated
they had defecated
Future
I will defecate
you will defecate
he/she/it will defecate
we will defecate
you will defecate
they will defecate
Future Perfect
I will have defecated
you will have defecated
he/she/it will have defecated
we will have defecated
you will have defecated
they will have defecated
Future Continuous
I will be defecating
you will be defecating
he/she/it will be defecating
we will be defecating
you will be defecating
they will be defecating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defecating
you have been defecating
he/she/it has been defecating
we have been defecating
you have been defecating
they have been defecating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defecating
you will have been defecating
he/she/it will have been defecating
we will have been defecating
you will have been defecating
they will have been defecating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defecating
you had been defecating
he/she/it had been defecating
we had been defecating
you had been defecating
they had been defecating
Conditional
I would defecate
you would defecate
he/she/it would defecate
we would defecate
you would defecate
they would defecate
Past Conditional
I would have defecated
you would have defecated
he/she/it would have defecated
we would have defecated
you would have defecated
they would have defecated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defecate - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, piss, wee, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
dung - defecate; used of animals

defecate

verb excrete, eliminate, shit (taboo slang), discharge, evacuate (Physiology), crap (taboo slang), dump (slang, chiefly U.S.), pass a motion, move the bowels, empty the bowels, open the bowels, egest, void excrement Animals defecate after every meal.
Translations

defecate

[ˈdefəkeɪt] VIdefecar

defecate

[ˈdɛfəkeɪt] vi [person, animal] → déféquer

defecate

viden Darm entleeren, defäkieren (form)

defecate

[ˈdɛfəkeɪt] vi (frm) → defecare

def·e·cate

vt. defecar, evacuar; Mex. obrar.

defecate

vi defecar
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