from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To discharge or excrete from the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To excrete from the body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the lungs, skin, or kidneys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To discharge or void, as excrement: opposed to ingest.
- To defecate; pass dejecta of any kind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. eliminate from the body
Latin ēgerere, ēgest-, to carry out : ē-, ex-, ex- + gerere, to carry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From ēgest-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin ēgerō ("I carry, bear, or bring out or away”, “I discharge"). (Wiktionary)