Definition of defecation in US English:



  • The discharge of feces from the body.

    • ‘For example, strong fear, as with soldiers in battle, increases heart rates and blood pressure and may incite uncontrolled defecation or urination.’
    • ‘The programme did not appropriately address the community's resistance to opt for toilets as an alternative to open defecation.’
    • ‘‘Middening’ in cats means deliberate defecation in strategic places.’
    • ‘Actually, raising pets stimulates dispute among many residents, due to the problem of animal defecation in public areas, and barking.’
    • ‘This process continued until a sufficient number of defecations were observed and sample collection could commence.’
    excretion, discharging faeces, excreting faeces, passing faeces, evacuation of one's bowels, opening one's bowels, going to the lavatory
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