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Meaning of defecation by Wiktionary Dictionary

defecation


    Alternative forms

    • defæcation ( chiefly archaic )

    Etymology

    Attested in the early 17th Century CE; from Late Latin defecationem, nominative case of deficatio, from defecare; cognate with Latin defaecatio ( dēfaecātiō, “defecation” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˌdɛfɪˈkeɪʃən/, /ˌdɛfəˈkeɪʃən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:defecation

    See also

    • “defecation” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001


Explanation of defecation by Wordnet Dictionary

defecation


    Noun
    1. the elimination of fecal waste through the anus



    Definition of defecation by GCIDE Dictionary

    defecation


    1. Defecation n. [L. defaecatio: cf. F. défécation.]
      1. The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.

      2. ( Physiol. ) The act or process of voiding excrement.