- 1A seat without a back or arms, typically resting on three or four legs or on a single pedestal.More example sentences
- I nodded and took a seat on the single stool behind the counter.
- Located on three levels with seating on stools, settees and at conventional tables, the place has a modern airy atmosphere.
- As I glanced around the room, I only saw a few stools and a single rusted metal couch.
- 1.1 short for footstool.
- 2A piece of feces.More example sentences
- More than 80 percent of acute anal fissures will heal spontaneously with the use of dietary fiber to soften and bulk the stool.
- Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it.
- The symptoms of food intolerance can include burping, indigestion, flatulence, loose stools, headaches, flushing, or nervousness.
verb[no object] Back to top
- 1.1 [with object] Cut back (a plant) to or near ground level in order to induce new growth.More example sentences
- After another display next winter, they should be stooled - cut right back to within 150 mm of the base.
- Medicine When defecating.More example sentences
- Do not let patients confuse normal defecation with straining at stool.
- The sort of stresses that induce these changes include blowing against a resistance, lifting heavy objects, and straining at stool.
- It may be induced by a hard bowel movement or straining at stool.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stoel, German Stuhl, also to stand. Current senses of the verb date from the late 18th century.
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