What does defecate mean?

Definitions for defecateˈdɛf ɪˌkeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word defecate.

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

  6. Origin: [L. defaecatus, p. p. of defaecare to defecate; de- + faex, faecis, dregs, lees.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defecate

    def′e-kāt, v.t. to clear from dregs or impurities: to purify from extraneous matter.—v.i. to void excrement.—n. Defecā′tion. [L. defæcāre, -ātum, to cleanse—de, from, fæx, fæcis, dregs.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defecate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defecate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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