Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which cleanses, clarifies, or purifies; specifically, in sugar manufacturing, an apparatus for purifying the raw syrup. Steam-heated pans or filters, or apparatus in which a spray of the liquid is exposed to the fumes of sulphurous-acid gas, are employed for this purpose.
- n. One who defecates.
- n. obsolete That which cleanses or purifies; especially, an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and syrups.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups.
- n. a person who defecates
- defecate + -or (Wiktionary)
“A Caganer is, well, a crapper; a defecator; a small, squatting statue with its pants pulled down, and its naked buttocks—and stool—exposed.”
“The detective constable pursuing a serial defecator who has caused £60,000 worth of damage to trains over the past year by smearing excrement inside carriages on approximately different 30 occasions has described the culprit as "being exceptionally anti-social".”
“The site says that is is for "the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience.”
“There were some real ongoing issues about our natural and economic environment that transcended the story of one mean-spirited airwave-defecator.”
“Decider: A word confused by George Walker Bush with defecator.”
“Yet statuettes of "El Caganer," or the great defecator in the Catalan language, can be found in nativity scenes, and increasingly on the mantelpieces of collectors, throughout Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, where for centuries symbols of defecation have played an important role in Christmas festivities.”
“Large restaurants and fast food establishments are easy prey for the committed urinator/defecator.”
“The primary object of the defecator is to remove all impurities and perfectly clarify the liquid passing through it.”
“When of this consistency the liquid is drawn from the bottom and less agitated portion of the defecator by a siphon, and thence carried to the evaporator, which is located upon the same framework and just below the defecator.”
“As it is expressed from the press tank, the cider passes to a storage tank, and thence to the defecator.”
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