Synonyms for defecation

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Defecation by repose is always better than filtration, owing to the more or less viscidity of the suspended matter.

Skimmings comprise the matters separated from the cane juice during the processes of defecation and evaporation.

After defecation the patient should rest for a little while in the recumbent attitude.

He should insist upon the importance of habits of regularity in defecation.

Vegetable infusions and decoctions may be cleared by defecation followed by filtration.

In summer I would go into the woods, undress myself in a secluded spot and indulge in the voluptuous pleasures of defecation.

Hinc illæ lacrimæ; the excitement over my own defecation only took place faute de mieux.

Moll's case was one of symbolism of act, the excreta offering no attraction apart from the process of defecation.

When the desire for defecation comes, we are too busy and postpone it until some more convenient time, which time may be too late.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Late Latin defecationem (nominative deficatio), from defecat-, past participle stem of Latin defecare (see defecate). An Old English word for "bowel movement" was arse-gang literally "arse-going."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEFECATION

bowel movement

nounexpulsion of feces
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