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feculent

Line breaks: fecu|lent
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛkjʊl(ə)nt
 
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Definition of feculent in English:

adjective

Of or containing dirt, sediment, or waste matter: their feet were forever slipping on feculent bog
More example sentences
  • Secondly the food isn't quite up to scratch - the fried eggs paddle in grease rather than swim, the large sausage is spiced more than usual to disguise the origins of the feculent beast rind, and the bacon is undercooked.
  • That helped explain why the river was so murky and why all the crossings were feculent quagmires of cow dung and mud, stirred up by scores of hooves and further churned by trucks, whose tracks laced the riverbanks for miles above and below me.
  • A 26-year-old female presented with a 2-week history of fever, left lower abdominal pain and feculent drainage from the umbilicus.

Origin

late 15th century: from French féculent or Latin faeculentus, from faex, faec- 'dregs'.

Derivatives

feculence

1
noun
Example sentences
  • This piece of journalistic feculence even has a column listing fascinating facts about ice cream.

Words that rhyme with feculent

esculentpetulant

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