Definition of bowel movement in English:

bowel movement


  • 1An act of defecation.

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