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v. def·e·cat·ed, def·e·cat·ing, def·e·cates
To void feces from the bowels.
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.]
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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
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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]
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Past participle: defecated
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|Verb||1.||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, wee, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
dung - defecate; used of animals
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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.
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defecate[ˈdefəkeɪt] VI → defecar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
defecate[ˈdɛfəkeɪt] vi [person, animal] → déféquer
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
defecate[ˈdɛfəkeɪt] vi (frm) → defecare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
vt. defecar, evacuar; Mex. obrar.
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