Definitions for defecateˈdɛf ɪˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

def•e•cateˈdɛf ɪˌkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to void excrement from the bowels through the anus.

    Category: Physiology

  2. (v.t.)to clear of dregs, impurities, etc.; purify; refine.

  3. to void (excrement) through the anus.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of defecate:

1565–75; < L dēfaecātus, ptp. of dēfaecāre to cleanse, refine =dē-de - + -faecāre, der. of faex dregs


Princeton's WordNet

  1. stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make(verb)

    have a bowel movement

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"


  1. defecate(Verb)

    To purify, to clean of dregs etc.

  2. defecate(Verb)

    To purge; to pass (something) as excrement.

  3. defecate(Verb)

    To empty one's bowels of feces.

  4. Origin: From the participle stem of defaecare, from de- and faex.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defecate(adj)

    freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified

  2. Defecate(verb)

    to clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine

  3. Defecate(verb)

    to free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes

  4. Defecate(verb)

    to become clear, pure, or free

  5. Defecate(verb)

    to void excrement

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