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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.
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, shit - a coarse term for defecation; "he took a shit"
urochesia, urochezia - passage of urine from the anus

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.
Translations

defecation

[ˌdefəˈkeɪʃən] Ndefecación f

defecation

[ˌdɛfəˈkeɪʃən] ndéfécation f

defecation

nEntleerung fdes Darms, Defäkation f (form)

def·e·ca·tion

n. defecación, evacuación intestinal.

defecation

n defecación f
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Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, to declare a state of emergency on waste management and open defecation in the state.
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