• WordNet 3.6
    • v defecate have a bowel movement "The dog had made in the flower beds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Defecate Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified. "Till the soul be defecate from the dregs of sense."
    • Defecate To become clear, pure, or free.
    • Defecate To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine. "To defecate the dark and muddy oil of amber."
    • Defecate To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes. "We defecate the notion from materiality.""Defecated from all the impurities of sense."
    • Defecate To void excrement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • defecate To purify; clarify; clear from dregs or impurities; refine.
    • defecate To purify from admixture; clear; purge of extraneous matter.
    • defecate To become clear or freed from impurities; clarify.
    • defecate To void excrement.
    • defecate Purged from dregs; clarified; defecated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Defecate def′e-kāt to clear from dregs or impurities: to purify from extraneous matter
    • v.i Defecate to void excrement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. defaecatus, p. p. of defaecare, to defecate; de-, + faex, faecis, dregs, lees


In literature:

They experienced hunger and thirst generally simultaneously, and defecated and urinated nearly at the same times.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Underneath the roof is an opening in the earth where the people defecate.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
This defecator is a copper pan, eleven feet long and about three feet wide.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 360, November 25, 1882" by Various
The acts of urination and defecation.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It does not concern him that he will soil his bed; all he cares for is not to lose the subsidiary pleasure while defecating.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
F., and defecated with hydrate of baryta and milk of lime.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Involuntary urination and defecation.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
When the desire for defecation comes, we are too busy and postpone it until some more convenient time, which time may be too late.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Effects of spinal injuries on the processes of defecation and micturition.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Physiologically, or in a normal state, the rectum is not a receptacle for liquids and feces but a conduit during the act of defecation.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
As a result of this injury the patient may have severe pain on sitting or walking, and during defecation.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Constipation is marked, and there is manifested a continual, although unsuccessful, desire to defecate.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The latest forms of it are but defecations of the earlier.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
From the rollers, the juice falls below into a large receiver, from which it flows into great, open vats, called defecators.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
Beached pygmy sperm whales have also been observed to defecate a fine chocolate feces.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
When approached by humans, all the wolves would urinate and defecate; No.
"An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf" by Thomas F. Weise
Lytel popies, that serueth for ladies, were sutyme bellis: sutyme colers ful of prickkis for theyr defece.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
According to a treatise on its culture two workmen are able to realize with a defecator daily 100 lbs.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Little appetite, disturbed digestion, tardy defecation, and evening fever.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
The elimination of all the superfluities from art is but a part of the striving toward defecation.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright

In news:

After being defecated, the droppings are washed until clean, the yellow husks are removed, and the beans are lightly roasted.
Courtesy photo Jason Bateman in a rare shot from "The Change-Up" where blatant defecation isn't occurring.
It is a mess, another thing is our park, the people who walk their dogs on the walkway and let them defecate on the stones.
Oregon mailman suspended for defecating in yard on his route.
"I like to smoke while I defecate in the morning," shared Long, 31, of Passaic, NJ.
Juveniles break in to Hillside Children's Center cafeteria, urinate and defecate on floor.
Juveniles break into Hillside Children's Center cafeteria , urinate and defecate on floor.
Bart the Boston terrier is having trouble defecating.
Juveniles break into Hillside Children's Center cafeteria, urinate and defecate on floor.
A man said his neighbor walks her dog by his residence every day and lets the dog urinate and defecate on his plants.
Since its debut about a month ago, police have repeatedly been called to the scene due to people defecating, urinating and bathing in the tail.
Clay confronts Doug (Christopher Robinson), whose dog regularly defecates on the former's lawn.
This disease has an exotic name, an unseemly mode of transmission involving parasites and defecating bugs and severe health consequences for those who are chronically infected.
My old male cat became incontinent and urinated and defecated on my hardwood floors.
Human defecation remains a taboo subject, despite the fact that 2.5 billion people lack toilets, causing a global health crisis that kills more than a million children each year.

In science:

S 1 , S 2 ) ∈ Ξ{i} S , de fined in (14), denote any disjoint partitions of the defec tive set S1 with cardinalities i and K − i, respectively.
Boolean Compressed Sensing and Noisy Group Testing