Definition of bowel movement in English:

bowel movement


  • 1An act of defecation.

    • ‘Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes usually occur in both.’
    • ‘There are, however, several signs that a bowel movement is abnormal and should be discussed with a physician.’
    • ‘Many people think that normal means having one bowel movement every day, but that's not always true.’
    • ‘Straining during a bowel movement increases pressure on the veins around the anus and can lead to hemorrhoids.’
    • ‘This page tells you about the bowel and how factors such as diet and medication can affect your bowel movements.’
    1. 1.1 The faeces discharged in an act of defecation.
      voidance, voiding, opening, purging, drainage
      bowel motion, bowel movement, stools, excrement, excreta, faeces, bodily waste, droppings, dung
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bowel movement