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defecation Line breaks: defe|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
(British also defaecation)

Definition of defecation in English:


[mass noun]
The discharge of faeces from the body: the ulcer causes pain that occurs during defecation
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  • This process continued until a sufficient number of defecations were observed and sample collection could commence.
  • For example, strong fear, as with soldiers in battle, increases heart rates and blood pressure and may incite uncontrolled defecation or urination.
  • Actually, raising pets stimulates dispute among many residents, due to the problem of animal defecation in public areas, and barking.
excretion, passing/discharging/excreting faeces, evacuation of one's bowels, opening one's bowels, going to the lavatory;
bowel movement, BM
informal number twos, poohing, whoopsies
vulgar slang crapping, crap, shitting, shit, dump
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