excreting


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ex·crete

 (ĭk-skrēt′)
tr.v. ex·cret·ed, ex·cret·ing, ex·cretes
To separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs.

[Latin excernere, excrēt- : ex-, ex- + cernere, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excreting - the bodily process of discharging waste matterexcreting - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
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One of the manholes in the pipe was found to be excreting up to 10,000 MPN per ml of coliform.
Of these, we found 1 patient with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) who had excreted poliovirus for 2 years and then abruptly stopped excreting it.
A British man has been excreting live poliovirus for an estimated 28 years.
Probable cases were among persons who reported excreting at least one worm in stool and who were epidemiologically associated with a confirmed case.
Meanwhile, Dr Pixie hears how 15-year-old Jamie has a rectal prolapse that makes excreting unbearably painful.