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Waste matter discharged from the body, especially faeces and urine:‘his egesta were often tinged with blood’
faeces, excreta, stools, droppingsView synonyms
- ‘The weight of a working full-grown horse does not vary from day to day, as the weight of its egesta is equal to that of its food.’
- ‘After a week you will need to collect the stick insect, its eggs, its egesta and the uneaten leaves.’
- ‘Mild laxatives are most frequently requisite to preserve a right balance between the ingesta and the egesta.’
- ‘It feeds, if we may judge from its egesta, upon slime or moistened clay.’
- ‘A man who indulges his appetite without reserve, and without proper attention to exercise and the state of his egesta, will often experience depression.’
Early 18th century: Latin, neuter plural of egestus, past participle of egerere expel.
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