Definition of bowel movement in US English:

bowel movement

noun

  • 1An act of defecation.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are, however, several signs that a bowel movement is abnormal and should be discussed with a physician.’
    • ‘Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes usually occur in both.’
    • ‘This page tells you about the bowel and how factors such as diet and medication can affect your bowel movements.’
    1. 1.1 The feces discharged in an act of defecation.
      emptying, emptying out, voidance, voiding, opening, purging, drainage
      bowel motion, stools, excrement, excreta, faeces, bodily waste, droppings, dung
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Pronunciation

bowel movement

/ˈbaʊəl/