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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defecation, laxation, shitting(noun)

    the elimination of fecal waste through the anus


  1. defecation(Noun)

    Act or process of voiding feces from bowels.

  2. defecation(Noun)

    Any of several processes for the removal of impurities, or for clarifying various materials.

  3. Origin: Attested in the early 17th Century ; from Late defecationem, nominative case of deficatio, from defecare; cognate with .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defecation(noun)

    the act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification

  2. Defecation(noun)

    the act or process of voiding excrement

  3. Origin: [L. defaecatio: cf. F. dfcation.]


  1. Defecation

    Defecation is the final act of digestion, by which organisms eliminate solid, semisolid, and/or liquid waste material from the digestive tract via the anus. Humans expel feces with a frequency varying from a few times daily to a few times weekly. Waves of muscular contraction in the walls of the colon move fecal matter through the digestive tract towards the rectum. Undigested food may also be expelled this way, in a process called egestion.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Defecation

    The normal process of elimination of fecal material from the RECTUM.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defecation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defecation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of defecation in a Sentence

  1. Geeta Rao Gupta:

    There are 41 million people who do not have access to a toilet in Pakistan and as a result they are defecating in the open. And open defecation has significant health and nutritional consequences.

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