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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defecation - the elimination of fecal waste through the anusdefecation - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
bowel movement, bm, movement - a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
excreting, excretion, voiding, elimination, evacuation - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
haematochezia, hematochezia - passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)
dump - a coarse term for defecation; "he took a shit"
urochesia, urochezia - passage of urine from the anus
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defecation

noun excretion, evacuation (Physiology), elimination, bowel movement, motion, egestion, emptying or opening of the bowels, voiding excrement Side-effects of the drug include vomiting and involuntary defecation.
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Translations

defecation

[ˌdefəˈkeɪʃən] Ndefecación f
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defecation

[ˌdɛfəˈkeɪʃən] ndéfécation f
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defecation

nEntleerung fdes Darms, Defäkation f (form)
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def·e·ca·tion

n. defecación, evacuación intestinal.
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defecation

n defecación f
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References in periodicals archive ?
The procedure was performed after defecation. The patient was placed in the left lateral decubitus position, with the hips flexed to 90[degrees].
Believe it or not, some of the most ' upmarket' areas of Delhi also suffer from an open- defecation problem.
An understanding of normal defecation, causes of incontinence, available medical treatments, and strategies for regaining control over bowel function helps nurses more effectively assist patients who have fecal incontinence.
In five targeted provinces - Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Svay Rieng, and Kandal - 634 villages, housing a total of 530,000 people, declared that they had abandoned the practice of outdoor defecation between 2012 and the end of last year, according to Plan International's senior coordinator, Suthavaridh Lempho.
Ending open defecation in the developing world has gained significant policy attention recently, motivated by the idea that private demand for latrines lies below the social optimum.
It occurs primarily in adult women; however, IRP has been demonstrated in 12% to 25% of controls undergoing defecography.[54, 55] The most common complaint is difficult defecation. Symptoms include a sensation of obstruction (61%), incontinence (41%), pain upon defecation (33%), bleeding (24%), mucosal discharge (22%) and diarrhea (18%).
KARACHI -- Open defecation is effectively impeding the intellectual capacity of over half of the province's population.
Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, to declare a state of emergency on waste management and open defecation in the state.
He noted that the surveillance for the acute flaccid paralysis had been consistently poor and the practice of open defecation and poor sanitation had persisted in communities.
Expressing happiness, she also announced that India will be made Open Defecation Free on October 2nd, 2019, as per the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Upper West Regional Open Defecation Free (ODF) League Table has been launched in Wa with Nandom District attaining a district-wide ODF but several hundreds of households are still practicing open defecation in the Region.