Definition of defecation in English:


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


[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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